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News-Press & Gazette: DIRECTV Has Made Us An Offer

News-Press & Gazette says DIRECTV has made a counter-offer in their carriage dispute, but claims the proposal is “well below” what other pay TV providers have already agreed to pay for their 18 local stations. The News-Press channels have been off DIRECTV since January 12 when the two companies broke off talks. And the broadcaster

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News-Press & Gazette: DIRECTV Won’t Negotiate

News-Press & Gazette is accusing DIRECTV of purposely delaying negotiations to reach a new carriage pact that would end the blackout of 18 local stations in the satcaster’s lineup. The News-Press & Gazette stations have been off DIRECTV since Thursday night (January 12) when the two companies broke off talks. The broadcaster yesterday afternoon posted

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DIRECTV Now Has Hit The Iceberg

News and Analysis DIRECTV Now suffered its fourth major outage on Friday. But in losing its signal, AT&T’s new error-riddled live streaming service may have lost the media as well. The telco launched DIRECTV Now with much fanfare on November 30, alluding that it would one day replace the company’s satellite edition of DIRECTV, which

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DIRECTV Loses 18 Local Stations In Fee Fight

DIRECTV on Thursday night lost 18 local TV stations in seven states due to a fee fight with their owner, News-Press & Gazette. News-Press & Gazette said at its web site Thursday night that the stations are no longer on DIRECTV. The companies earlier in the week agreed to two 24-hour extensions in their old

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DIRECTV Now Extends $35 Offer

DIRECTV Now, the new streaming service from the nation’s top satcaster, has extended its introductory offer of $35 a month for 100 channels by one day. The offer, which was made available when the service launched, was scheduled to end yesterday. However, the DIRECTVNow.com web site now says the offer will end today instead. Don’t

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UPDATE: DIRECTV Loses 18 Local Stations In Fee Fight

DIRECTV on Thursday night lost 18 local TV stations in seven states due to a fee fight with their owner, News-Press & Gazette. News-Press & Gazette said at its web site Thursday night that the stations are no longer on DIRECTV. The companies earlier in the week agreed to two 24-hour extensions in the old

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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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CES 2017: 6 Burning Questions For TV Tech

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show will convene in Las Vegas this week with company press events beginning Wednesday and the exhibit halls opening Thursday and staying open until Sunday. (Although there may be more people at the nearby Vegas airport on Sunday than on the floor.) The convention, which draws up to 150,000 industry officials,

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DIRECTV Loses 48 Stations In 2 Fee Fights – UPDATE #3

Update #3: Cox Media and DIRECTV announce new deal. See details.  At the crack of midnight on New Year’s Day, DIRECTV lost 48 local stations in two separate fee fights. Thirty-three stations are owned by Hearst Television, including the ABC affiliate in Boston, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, and the NBC station in Baltimore,

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ESPN App Added to DIRECTV Set-Tops

DIRECTV subscribers in five states can now access the ESPN app on their satellite set-tops, enabling them to watch live events from ESPN 3, SEC Network +, ACC Network Extra, as well as ESPN On-Demand content, on their TVs. The five states where the ESPN app is now available on DIRECTV receivers are Alabama, Kentucky,

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