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Charter Is Having a Rough Week Thanks to Merger Pains

News and Analysis Charter Communications has been a magnet for bad news the last seven days due in part to the cable op’s continued difficulty in formulating a new company following its 2016 merger with Time Warner Cable. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! Today, Charter reported that it lost 100,000 residential video subscribers in the

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Fox Pulls Pitch After One Season

Fox has canceled the rookie baseball drama, Pitch, after just one 10-episode season. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The show, which starred Kylie Bunbury as the fictional first woman to play Major League Baseball, generated strong reviews with RottenTomatoes.com giving it a score of 93 percent. Forty-three of 46 reviewers in the site’s survey offered

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Hulu Live Signs Deal For NBC Channels

Hulu has now officially signed up NBC-owned channels for its upcoming live streaming service. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The agreement, which has been expected for weeks, means Hulu Live will be able to offer affiliates of all four broadcast networks in select markets. (Mostly where the network owns the local affiliate, such as Los

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Amazon Echo With Alexa: $45 Off

Amazon is selling a certified refurbished Amazon Echo for just $134.99, which is $45 off the regular price for the digital assistant. To order the certified refurbished Echo for $134.99, click here. The Echo, a 37-ounce, cone-shaped device, comes with a voice-activated system that will listen to and act on your commands such: * Playing

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DIRECTV Offers Preview Of HD Channels

DIRECTV is now holding a free preview of nine High-Definition channels, including several movie networks. Click Amazon: Get the Echo With Alexa! The preview, which began today, will run until Sunday, May 7 and will also be available on AT&T’s U-verse TV service. The channels in the free preview make up the ‘DIRECTV HD Extra Pack,’

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Hulu Adds 52 New Titles Today

Hulu today has added 52 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup. Click Amazon: Roku Premiere Streaming Player: $69. Hulu and other streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon, traditionally bolster their streaming offerings on the first day of each month when consumers are more likely to make decisions about subscriptions. New titles

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Dish Loses 143,000 Subs In 1Q

Dish reported today that it lost a net of 143,000 video subscribers in the first quarter, compared to a loss of 23,000 in the 2016 first quarter. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The subscriber totals include Sling TV subscribers but Dish does not disclose specific sub totals for its live streaming service. Consequently, Dish’s satellite

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Amazon Prime Adds 55 New Titles Today

Amazon today is adding 55 new TV shows and movies to its Prime streaming lineup, including several James Bond films, and an indie thriller starring a then relatively unknown superstar to be. Click Amazon: Roku Premiere Streaming Player: $69 Amazon, and other streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, traditionally bolster their streaming offerings on

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Comcast Now Offering All ‘Extra Innings’ Games In HD For 1st Time

Comcast last week began offering all MLB Extra Innings games in High-Definition for the first time ever. Click Amazon: Today’s ‘1-Day-Only’ Deals! DIRECTV has aired every MLB Extra Innings game in high-def for several years. But for Comcast, which until now has broadcast several Extra Innings games each day in standard-definition, this is something to crow about.

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DIRECTV Now: Did AT&T Pull Back On the Reins?

AT&T last week refused to divulge new subscriber information for DIRECTV Now for the first quarter, other than to say the number of paying customers ‘continues to increase.’ Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The telco’s decision to withhold specific subscriber numbers runs counter to what the company did earlier this year when it revealed the

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Sling TV: 1.3 Million Subscribers – Is That Good?

News & Analysis Sling TV had 1.3 million paying subscribers at the end of the first quarter, according to streaming industry analyst Dan Rayburn, who cites anonymous Wall Street analysts for his report. Click Amazon: Hottest Deals On Amazon Fire TV Devices! Considering that Sling TV launched more than two years ago, reaching 1.3 million

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