Some DirecTV viewers out of luck for Sox/A’s from Japan

The Associated Press reports that some fans who got up early to watch the Red Sox season opener against
Oakland ended up seeing nothing at all because of problems at DirecTV.

Technical difficulties at DirecTV blanked out NESN, the cable network that carries the Red Sox, and ESPN2.

The problem did not affect those with high definition TV.
A spokesman for El Segundo, Calif.-based DirectTV would not
specify what the problem was, or how many people were affected. He said
NESN was back up by the seventh inning, enough time to see Boston rally
for a 6-5 victory in 10 innings.

But ESPN2 wasn’t back until after the game ended.
Comcast cable company also said it had a problem at its
Rehoboth, Mass., facility that affected “a small percentage” of
subscribers for much of the game.

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