ABC channel not working on DirecTV due to 'technical difficulties'? You're not alone, fix in the works

On September 1, DirecTV added Scripps’ Bounce and Grit digital over-the-air multicast networks to its satellite system.

DirecTV subscribers will now be able to watch all-new episodes of Bounce’s hit original series and highly popular western genre on Grit.

However, DirecTV’s ABC channel is currently not working thus, drawing criticism from its subscribers on Twitter en masse.

The degree of criticism is explicable as DirecTV often faces issues where users find themselves unable to login due to 205.4 error.

ABC channel not working on DirecTV

Over the past couple of days, many DirecTV users (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) are reporting an issue where they are unable to watch ABC channel.


Is everyone’s @directv out for ABC? Mine has been out for 2 days. Can’t [email protected] the game tonight.

Yesterday abc didn’t work on direct TV at my grandparents house. Today ABC ain’t working at my house and I have Mediacome. Wtf is going on!!!!!??? Located in South AL

The issue is apparently related to a ‘technical difficulty‘.

Subsequently, users can’t even use their provider login on ABC.COM to watch ABC channel using live DirecTV account information. It also doesn’t work with the antenna for some.

It seems that the outage is only limited to ABC (channel 3). As a result, users are now unable to watch their favorite sports and events.

Official acknowledgment

Fortunately, DirecTV has acknowledged the issue and confirmed that the team is working towards resolving it.


Sadly, we haven’t come across a workaround that can help fix the issue temporarily. We hope that the issue gets fixed soon so that people can go back to watching their favorite shows and events.

We’ll keep tabs on the issue where ABC channel is not working on DirecTV and update this article accordingly.

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