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Coronavirus: MLB.TV Offers Every 2018-19 Game For Free

MLB.TV is helping Coronavirus shut-ins get their baseball fix by providing free access to every game played in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. That means you can stream more than 4,800 games (plus post-season action) by simply creating an account at MLB.TV. There is no charge for access to the 2018-19 seasons nor do you

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Sling TV Offers Free TV For Coronavirus Shut-Ins

Sling TV, the live streaming service owned by Dish, has begun offering some free news channels without a paid account so more Americans can monitor the latest Coronavirus developments. The list includes ABC News Live, a 24/7 streaming news channel for breaking news and live events, and the Fox News Channel, the top-rated cable news

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DIRECTV Suffering Outages During Coronavirus Outbreak

DIRECTV last night experienced a nationwide technical meltdown with numerous subscribers saying their picture had frozen and/or their receivers suddenly began re-setting indefinitely. The technical glitch could not come at a worse time with a large number of Americans staying home to prevent catching the Coronavirus. While there were some reports that the outages lasted

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Updated: Comcast Technician Tests Positive For Coronavirus

A Comcast technician who works in Bloomfield, New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus, roughly 10 days after the worker served customer homes in the Bloomfield area, Bloomfield city officials announced yesterday. The technician, who has not been named, made several home service calls in Bloomfield from March 3 through March 6. There is

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Coronavirus: Will There Be Refunds For Regional Sports Channels?

Q. Has there been any word about cable and satellite TV giving refunds for regional sports channels during the Coronavirus? After all, they don’t have any live sports now so we are not getting what we were promised when we signed up. My monthly regional sports fee is more than $10 a month with Optimum.

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Coronavirus: Is It Still Safe to Install DIRECTV Or Dish?

Q. I was thinking of getting DIRECTV or Dish to get more channels than I am now getting from YouTube TV. But I was wondering whether it’s safe for the guy to come out and install the dish because of the coronavirus. Is there a way I can get DIRECTV or Dish without someone coming

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Dish, Cox Sign Temporary Carriage Deal Due to Coronavirus

Dish and Cox Media announced today that they have signed a temporary carriage agreement for 18 Cox-owned local stations in 10 markets so Dish subscribers in those areas can watch Coronavirus news updates. (See station list below.) The satellite TV service has been without the Cox stations since mid-January when the old pact between the

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Coronavirus: Will There Be NBA League Pass Refunds?

Q. I don’t think the NBA is coming back for this season because of Corona. So my question is if we will get partial refunds for the NBA League Pass plan? I would think they would by at least $20 or something like that. Right? — Eric, Phoenix. Eric, the NBA last week suspended all

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Dish, Mission Sign Temporary Pact Due to Coronavirus

Dish announced this afternoon that it has signed a one-month temporary carriage agreement to carry 28 local stations owned and/or managed by Mission Broadcasting so the satcaster’s subscribers in those areas can keep up with Coronavirus news updates. The satellite TV service in January lost the stations due to a fee fight between the companies.

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Coronavirus: Will There Be Refunds For MLB.TV & Extra Innings?

Q. Now that Major League Baseball has delayed the 2020 season because of the Corona virus, will there be refunds for MLB.TV and Extra Innings on DIRECTV and Dish? — Ike, Amarillo, Texas.  Ike, as you note, Major League Baseball has suspended all play, including spring training and the opening of the 2020 season, due

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