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DIRECTV & Bloomberg TV End 21-Day Blackout

DIRECTV this afternoon confirmed that it has returned Bloomberg TV to DIRECTV, U-verse and DIRECTV Stream after a 21-day blackout.

The TV services lost the channel on September 30 after the old carriage agreement expired. The blackout meant that DIRECTV did not carry Bloomberg TV for the first time since its launch in 1994 when it was known as Bloomberg Direct.

“While we regret this inconvenience to viewers of Bloomberg TV, please be aware that we offer several other financial news outlets featuring up-to-the-minute information and diverse perspectives on our DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM, and U-verse lineups,” DIRECTV said in a September 30th statement to subscribers.

However, the channel returned to the DIRECTV lineups this afternoon without an official announcement. DIRECTV spokesman Tom Tyrer confirmed the return in an e-mail to The TV Answer Man, but he declined to offer details such as whether the satcaster has signed a short-term or long-term deal with the financial news channel.

“Can’t give details. Sorry. It’s back,” he said.

Bloomberg has not issued a statement on the agreement as of 5:55 p.m. ET today. We will update this story if we get more information.

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8 thoughts on “DIRECTV & Bloomberg TV End 21-Day Blackout

  1. When what is left of directv finally goes dark in a few more years and the ONLY way to see it will be streaming (which by THEN will probably have a dozen MORE competitors to its channel line) the answer man will have a whole new 36 hour day with ppl who just can’t believe that directv is off the satellite.
    RIGHT NOW the sat is SO INCONSISTENT that ANY who get HEAVY RAIN or CLOUDS do NOT watch ANY directv satellite until it clears…in some cases HOURS AND HOURS… just sayin !!!

    1. Dave, per usual, talking out of his arse!, Hates Direct, for no unearthly reason. Best company I’ve ever dealt with! Had DirecTV since late 90’s, couldn’t be happier.
      Always been treated fairly and have gotten so many benefits I KNOW, Dish or cable NEVER gives!

    2. Such BS, I’m living in a state where I have heavy rain, clouds and wind, and I never experienced HOURS AND HOURS of losing the signal. I rarely experienced losing the signal from the sats. The only time I’m losing signal is when I have a power outage from high winds. Stop over dramatizing things. Now their customer services is absolutely horrible. Satellite, cable might be replaced by streaming, but if you think that streaming is going to stay cheap, you’re wrong, pay close attention to the price hikes we have every year with Youtube, Hulu and others…If you don’t have a decent internet speed like in rural area, streaming buffer, you have more technical difficulties with streaming even with good internet speed (can’t login, server unreachable, server crashed…) than with satellites. BTW in order to watch streaming you still need to have internet, with satellites you don’t.

  2. I’ve been with Direct for over 20 years. They have worked with me in good faith always.
    I wouldn’t change for anything!…. I wonder who pays Dave to bash and tell lies constantly! Dave must work for CNN

      1. Not sure who Faux is, but FOX NEWS tells facts! In case you didn’t know, why do you think more watch FOX, than all of cnn, and msnbc combined ? It’s called TRUST! Even by your liberal cohorts

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