Will DIRECTV Carry SportsNet LA In 2020?

Q. Do you think there’s any chance that DIRECTV will carry the Dodgers TV channel? It really is hard to believe that no one besides Spectrum has it. Don’t you think DIRECTV will carry it this season? Aren’t they losing subscribers and all? — Fred, Manhattan Beach, California.  SportsNet LA, the TV home of the

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Netflix This Week: Altered Carbon, S2

Netflix this week (February 23-29) plans to add 18 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including 11 originals. The new titles will include season two of Altered Carbon (pictured above), a Netflix original sci-fi series starring Anthony Mackie (taking over for Joel Kinnaman who starred in season one) as a futuristic soldier

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Cubs’ Marquee Debuts, But No Comcast Or Hulu. Wait, No Hulu?

Q. So I know the Cubs channel starts today. Will Comcast have it? And what about other services that will have it? — Brian, Evanston, Illinois.  Brian, as you know, the Marquee Sports Channel, the new TV home of the Chicago Cubs, will premiere today at 2 p.m. ET. And at 8 p.m. ET, Marquee

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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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