The NFL has hit back at US telco AT&T after the latter’s decision to remove the NFL Network and Red Zone channels from its U-verse TV and DirecTV Now platforms.
“While the NFL remains committed to negotiating renewed agreements on fair and equitable terms, AT&T has not been willing to actively engage,” the rights-holder said in a statement released late on Wednesday.
AT&T informed its DirecTV Now and U-Verse TV customers on Monday that they would no longer have access to the NFL Network and the Red Zone Channel.
It cited a need to manage content costs, and a failure to reach a carriage agreement with the NFL as reasons for the action.
Both NFL Network and the Red Zone Channel remain available on AT&T’s DirecTV satellite-TV service.