The rumors have kind of been confirmed as there have been multiple reports suggesting that Directv customers will lose ESPN and all Disney stations at any second. According to reports from many sources including Cord Cutters News, the two sides reached a short term deal to keep ESPN on the air until this morning at 8:00 AM central time. If you were awake then, you know that ESPN was on the air after that.
Red Raiders everywhere need to be aware of this potential blackout as the Red Raiders play Arizona on ESPN at 9:30 Central time. Come with a back-up plan in case the two sides can’t come to an agreement. We should prepare not only for the possibility of the game being blacked out before kick off but the possibility of the game being blacked out at midnight eastern time or eleven o’clock central time.
That will most likely come around half-time so it might give us a few minutes to get our back-up plans together but it could devastate those of us who can’t get something together that quickly.
Me personally, I’m gonna take a free trial at YouTubeTV for the game if necessary. It was suggested by someone on Twitter and I’m gonna take it. You can also find a bevy of other streaming services like Hulu Live TV or Sling.
I sincerely hope that AT&T/Directv and ESPN/Disney come to an agreement at least long enough for today’s games to be played. Y’all can do whatever during the week when there are less viewers on the sporting channels.