3 Ways to Lower Your Monthly TV Bill

Q. My cable TV bill keeps going up and up. My bill this month is way over $100 and all I have is the basic package of channels and HBO. Is there anyway to get this bill down? I’m about to cancel. — Sam, Chincoteague, Virginia.  Sam, I hear you. Due to higher programming costs,

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Dish vs. Fox Sports: Dish Chief Speaks Out!

Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen once said he didn’t think the Fox regional sports networks would ever come back to his company’s satellite TV service. But yesterday, Ergen seemed to hold the door open for their return, albeit just slightly. Both Dish and its live streaming service, Sling TV, lost 22 different Fox Sports regional channels

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Amazon Prime In March 2020: 46 New Titles

Amazon next month (March 2020) plans to add 46 new TV shows and movies to its Prime streaming lineup, including six originals. The new titles will include Blow the Man Down (pictured above), an Amazon original movie in 4K HDR starring Sophie Lowe and Morgan Saylor as two sisters who cover-up an apparent murder committed

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Why Would Dish Merge With DIRECTV?

Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen today said a merger between his company and DIRECTV is “inevitable.” Speaking to financial analysts following Dish’s release of its fourth quarter report, Ergen noted that the pay TV industry has lost millions of subscribers in the last few years due to rising subscriber fees caused by escalating programming costs. “The

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Netflix In March 2020: 104 New Titles

Netflix next month (March 2020) plans to add 104 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including 58 originals. The new titles will include season three of Ozark (pictured above), a Netflix original series about an accountant who must turn money launderer to save his family from the Mob. Jason Bateman and Laura

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Hulu In March 2020: 81 New Titles

Hulu next month (March 2020) plans to add 81 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including four originals. The new titles will include Hillary: Docuseries Premiere, a Hulu original four-part documentary about the life, trials and tribulations of Hillary Clinton. The show will blend 2016 campaign footage with interviews with the former

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Why Doesn’t Comcast Offer a National Streaming Service?

Q. I read your story about AT&T TV and I was wondering why Comcast doesn’t have a streaming service that’s available across the country. I would think they would be able to get more subscribers that way. What’s the deal? — Tim, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Tim, as you note, AT&T next week is scheduled to

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AT&T TV: DIRECTV Savior Or Failure?

Q. Do you think AT&T TV, the so-called DIRECTV replacement, is the answer for AT&T? Do you think it will be a successful replacement for DIRECTV? And what does it offer that’s any better than DIRECTV if I was going to replace one with the other? — Abbie, Abilene, Texas.  Abbie, as you may know,

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Marquee Sports Signs Carriage Deal With Hulu Live

Marquee Sports Network, the new TV home of the Chicago Cubs, has announced a carriage agreement with Hulu’s live streaming service. The deal is Marquee’s second with a live streaming service. Previously, the new regional sports channel secured a carriage pact with AT&T TV Now (also a live streamer) as well as traditional pay TV

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DIRECTV: Why It Requires 2-Year Contracts

Q. I read your story about how DIRECTV isn’t giving price cuts to current subscribers because many of them are in two year contracts. My question is why do people sign two year contracts? Does DIRECTV require them? If so, with all the TV services available now, why would anyone sign a contract for TV?

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Netflix: When Audio Is Not In Sync With Video

You may be surprised at what you hear during Netflix's The Witcher.

Q. I sometimes have a problem with Netflix. The audio seems to be a few seconds behind the video. It doesn’t happen all the time, but it happens too often. How can this be fixed? — Ethan, Boise, Idaho.  Ethan, I watch Netflix quite frequently, but this has never happened to me. Not once. But

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