AT&T U-verse and NHL Network failed to reach an agreement, leaving fans of the National Hockey League disappointed when the service dropped the channel at midnight on Oct. 1, reports TheWrap.com.
In a statement to subscribers last Friday, AT&T U-Verse wrote, "We have tried to reach a fair, long-term deal with NHL Network in order to continue delivering this channel to U-verse TV U450 and Sports Tier customers. Unfortunately, it appears that as of midnight EST, Oct. 1, NHL Network will no longer be available on U-verse TV because we will no longer have an acceptable agreement to carry the channel. We are always open to considering a fair and detailed proposal from NHL Network."
NBC, Versus and local sports networks are broadcasting NHL games, which AT&T noted were available to subscribers.