Category: cordcutting

AT&T On DIRECTV Now: Doing Better Than Expected

A top AT&T executive says DIRECTV Now’s launch has gone better than he expected, according to Fierce Cable. Enrique Rodriguez, AT&T’s chief technology officer, told the web site yesterday in an interview at the Consumer Electronics Show that “absolutely there were problems (but) the problems were not as big as I expected. I’m so proud

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Hulu Adds The Bachelor’s Season Debut

Did you miss last night’s season 21 debut of ABC’s The Bachelor? Well, if you didn’t record it, Hulu today has added it to its streaming lineup, along with the season eight debut of Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the new terminator-in-chief. See Amazon’s ‘New Year, New You’ Sale! The streaming service, which starts at

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Hulu Adds 81 New Shows, Movies

Hulu, the subscription video on demand service, has added 81 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup over the last two days. The new titles include the season premiere of Fox’s new comedy, The Mick (pictured above),  the Woody Allen classic comedy, Annie Hall, Boxcar Bertha, Martin Scorsese’s second movie, which starred David

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Netflix Adds 24 New Shows, Movies

Netflix just added 24 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including some classic movies. The new titles include Boogie Nights, the sex-fueled drama from auteur P.T. Anderson and stars Mark Wahlberg and Julianne Moore (pictured); Mel Gibson’s war/adventure story, Braveheart; E.T., the sci-fi masterpiece from Steven Spielberg; and Stanley Kubrick’s peerless horrorfest,

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Hulu Adds 16 Disney Films Early

Hulu, which lost the rights to show Criterion Collection films last month, rebounded this week by announcing it had secured the exclusive streaming rights to more than 50 Disney films The streamer was expected to begin adding the Disney movies in early 2017. However, Hulu has already added 16 from the Disney collection. They are: Tim Burton’s

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DIRECTV Now to End $35 Offer On Jan. 9

AT&T has confirmed that DIRECTV Now’s introductory price of $35 a month for 100 plus channels will end on January 9, 2017. After that, the ‘Go Big’ package will return to the normal price of $60 a month. In an e-mail to TVPredictions.com, the telco today issued the following statement: “We want to let our

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Would You Ever Become a Cord-Cutter?

Q. I know you have said many times that you don’t think there are that many people cutting the cord. But would you ever consider cutting the cord? What would it take for you to join our team, the cord-cutting team? — George, Buffalo. George, what I’ve written (ad nauseam) is that cord-cutting has been

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What’s Up With Comcast’s Stream TV?

Q. I was interested in getting the streaming service from Comcast that offers my local channels. But Comcast says it’s not available yet. What’s the deal? — Van, Miami. Comcast announced last July that it would introduce a new $15-a-month streaming service that would include all four broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) as well as

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Cut the Cord

Q. I’ve been thinking of dropping my cable service and going for it with just online services. I guess it’s called cutting the cord. But before I do it, is there anything I should know about cord-cutting? — David, Baltimore, Maryland. Many publications feature articles detailing how you can ‘cut the cord’ — drop your

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Why MLB.TV Blackouts Your Local Team

Q. I have the Major League Baseball package but I can’t watch Washington Nationals games on it because they are blacked out, no matter where they play. Why?! This drives me crazy. — Mike, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Major League Baseball’s blackout policy says any game in your “home television territory” will be blacked out whether

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