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DIRECTV & The Dodgers: What Fans Should Be Worried About

News Analysis The announcement yesterday that DIRECTV and other AT&T-owned TV services would carry SportsNet LA was so surprising that some thought it was an April Fool’s joke. The two sides had been such bitter foes that it didn’t seem possible that they would ever come to terms. But yesterday, more than six years after

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Breaking: DIRECTV to Carry SportsNet LA

The fight to defeat the Coronavirus has brought together some intractable foes, but none more divided than DIRECTV and SportsNet LA, the TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Today, the two sides finally signed a carriage agreement, some six years after the channel first launched. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported this afternoon that SportsNet LA

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Updated: DIRECTV Will 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. See April 1 update on this story:

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Will Charter Spectrum Offer Super Bowl 2020 In 4K?

Q. I read your Super Bowl story, but I was wondering if Charter Spectrum was going to have the game in 4K. They are a really big cable company and it would seem like they would — Rene, Santa Monica, California.  Rene, it might seem like Charter Spectrum would. After all, it’s the nation’s second

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SportsNet LA: Why Doesn’t Charter Lower Its Fees?

Q. It’s 2020 and it looks like the Dodgers won’t be on DIRECTV yet again this season. Isn’t there anything that can be done about this?! Why won’t Charter just lower the fees so every TV company would carry SportsNet LA? It doesn’t make any sense to me at all. — Bev, Marina Del Rey,

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Charter Spectrum: Why You Still Don’t Have ACC Network

Q. I thought my Spectrum cable service was supposed to add the ACC Network last week, but it hasn’t. What’s up with that? Why don’t I have it? — Luna, Lebanon, Connecticut.  Luna, you are right. Charter, which delivers your Spectrum cable TV service, announced last week that it would add the new ACC Network

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Charter-Spectrum: What Happened to ACC Network?

Q. I have Charter Spectrum cable and I read that I was going to get the ACC Network. So last night, I turned it on and what do I see? Nothing! Nothing at all. What the hell?! Why wasn’t it on? — Tulo, Los Angeles. Tulo, you are not alone. A large number of Charter/Spectrum

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NFL Sunday Ticket: Could Comcast or Charter Get It?

Q. I read your story about DIRECTV possibly losing the NFL Sunday Ticket after the 2019 season. Do you think Comcast or Charter could get it? I would imagine if it would make cable great again, if you know what I mean. — Roger, Cleveland.  Roger, the National Football League could opt-out of its eight-year

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Charter Raises Price For 2019 MLB Extra Innings

Charter’s Spectrum TV service has revealed at its web site that its price for the 2019 MLB Extra Innings plan will be $177.99, which is $4 higher than the 2018 price. The cable operator’s price for the package of out-of-market games is nearly identical to what DIRECTV is now charging ($177.90). The satcaster raised its

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2 Ways to Reduce Your Monthly TV Bill

Q. My monthly cable bill just keeps going up and up. My last bill was about $20 more than before and I’m not even sure why! I don’t want to get rid of my service but I gotta get my bill down. Do you have any suggestions? — Eileen, Dunkirk, Maryland. Eileen, I feel your

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Comcast, Charter: Is Cable TV Dead?

Q. I really liked your article on the tough times that satellite TV is having. But I was wondering whether you think cable TV is in the same trouble. With people cutting the cord, is cable TV more or less dead now? — Ron, Milwaukee. Ron, cable TV operators such as Comcast and Charter are

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