DirecTV, Dish Hit with Massive Channel Blackouts

DirecTV and Dish Network, the U.S.’s two major satellite TV providers, are both experiencing massive channel blackouts as distribution talks with broadcasters break down.

AT&T’s linear video services – DirecTV, U-verse and AT&T TV – couldn’t reach a new agreement with Tegna and on Tuesday more than 60 local broadcast channels went dark for the company’s pay TV customers. AT&T accused Tegna of demanding the “largest rate increase we have ever seen.”