March 9, 2016 / 1:25 AM / in 2 years

DirecTV says all channels restored after two-hour outage

(Reuters) - DirecTV, the satellite TV provider owned by No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc (T.N), said all channels have been restored after experiencing loss of audio and video for at least two hours on Tuesday.

DirecTV satellite dishes are seen on an apartment roof in Los Angeles, California in this file photo taken May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/Files

“All channels have been restored. We apologize for the inconvenience,” AT&T spokesman Eric Ryan said in a statement.

AT&T bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion last year, making it the world’s No. 1 pay-TV operator with 45 million video subscribers, including Mexico and Latin America, at the end of 2015.

Reporting by Abhirup Roy and Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Lisa Shumaker

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