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DIRECTV, U-verse: 6M Subs Lost Since AT&T Purchase

DIRECTV and U-verse have lost roughly six million subscribers since AT&T took control of the satcaster in the second quarter of 2015. The satellite service had 20.2 million subscribers at the end of the second quarter five years ago. U-verse, which was owned by AT&T prior to the company’s July 2015 purchase of DIRECTV, had

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Super Bowl In 4K: Everything You Need to Know

For the first time ever, the Super Bowl this year will be available in 4K, which promises a sharper and more vivid picture than we have ever seen. The news has 4K TV owners scrambling for more information so the TV Answer Man has compiled this guide that has everything you need to know. Which

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DIRECTV Raises MLB Extra Innings Price (Again)

DIRECTV is charging $183 for this year’s MLB Extra Innings plan, which is $5.10 more than last year, according to its web site. (DIRECTV subscribers can pay in one amount or $30.50 a month for six months.) The satcaster last year raised the price of Extra Innings by $3.91 to $177.90. Extra Innings, the pay

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DIRECTV: Save Your Set-Top When You Cancel!

Q. I cancelled DIRECTV recently and they said I didn’t need to send back my set-top because it was an older model. But I got to thinking that if they make a mistake and forget, they could bill me for not sending back the receiver. Does this ever happen? What should I do here? Should

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DIRECTV Will Air Super Bowl LIV In 4K HDR

DIRECTV has announced at its web site that it will broadcast next month’s NFL Super Bowl from Miami in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range). The satcaster says the game will be available in the new picture format on channel 105. Altice (Optimum) and the live streaming service, fuboTV, previously said they would carry the Super

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Who Has LSU-Clemson In 4K Tonight?

Q. I am very excited to watch tonight’s big game with LSU and Clemson for the national championship. I have a new 4K and Dish so I’m hoping that Dish will have it in 4K. So who will have the game in 4K? — Bernie, Port Republic, Maryland.  Bernie, I’m sorry to inform you that

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NFL Sunday Ticket: Why Doesn’t DIRECTV Offer Single Team Plan?

Q. Why doesn’t DIRECTV offer a single team plan with the NFL Sunday Ticket like Major League Baseball does with the MLB.TV package? It seems to me that a lot more people would subscribe if they would just get one team for less money rather than having to get the whole plan for $300! —

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Updated: DIRECTV vs. Hearst: When Will It End?

Q. I lost my NBC station here in Baltimore on my DIRECTV. What’s the deal with this? Will DIRECTV end this thing with the station owner, which I believe is Hearst. What is your prediction? — Clarise, Baltimore. UPDATE: AT&T and Hearst announced on Sunday, January 5, that they have reached an agreement. The Hearst

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DIRECTV to Air College Football Championship In 4K

DIRECTV has announced that it will broadcast the 2020 national college football championship game between LSU and Clemson in 4K. The game will be played at 8 p.m. ET on January 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Click Amazon: See Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals!! ESPN will produce the event and simulcast it in HD

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5 TV Predictions For 2020

Q. You used to be the TV predictions guy. Don’t you have some predictions for the next year coming up? I would like to see what you think will happen with DIRECTV and some other companies. — Maryann, Cincinnati.  Maryann, I did run the TVPredictions.com industry web site for nearly twenty years before launching this

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