DirecTV customers getting credit for MLB Extra Innings and MLS Direct Kick packages

As live sports are shut down across the globe, one question has risen among fans. What happens to the money paid for television subscriptions?

If you’re one of the many people who subscribe to general cable to follow a specific sports league or team, you’re probably just out of luck. But what if you subscribed to a specific package like MLB Extra Innings?

We learned last month that league have started issuing rebates to television companies for games that weren’t played, and now those companies have started to pass those rebates to customers.

AT&T will be returning some money to DirecTV customers who paid for either a MLB Extra Innings package or a MLS Direct Kick package. That refund will come in the form of a statement credit in the amount of what was paid and any future charges are stopped until the action resumes.

If a customer decides they don’t like the “return” version of whatever sport they’ve subscribed to, they can ask for a full refund within a two week period.

Artie Beaty