SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – This Sunday, the Tennessee Titans take on the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles head to New England to face The Patriots in the first NFL games of the regular season.

The games will be exclusively broadcast on WSPA 7, but since WSPA was forced off the DIRECTV lineup on July 2, DIRECTV customers may not be able to watch the games unless the dispute between Nexstar and DIRECTV is resolved. DIRECTV customers are being urged to call the company at 800/531-5000 and demand that they restore WSPA to their systems.

DIRECTV subscribers do have other options to view the game:

DIRECTV customers can switch their cable or satellite provider to another service. WSPA has reached agreements with all other local distributors and is available on all of them.

WSPA is also available on streaming services such as YouTube TV and Hulu.

As a broadcast station, WSPA broadcasts its signal over the public airwaves to anyone with an antenna, which you can find at a variety of electronics or home-improvement stores.

Many local restaurants and sports bars will also be carrying the games.

WSPA’s parent company, Nexstar, is working hard to resolve the impasse with DIRECTV, but the company has twice turned down Nexstar’s offer of an extension. More information can be found on, including a list of alternative providers.

DIRECTV subscribers are again being urged to call DIRECTV at 800/531-5000 and complain.