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NFL hits out at AT&T over U-verse, DirecTV Now carriage talks

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.