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Top Pay TV Services Add 250K Subs In 4Q

The top five pay TV operators added a net total of at least 252,000 video subscribers in the fourth quarter, suggesting again that the cord-cutting trend is having a relatively small impact on the industry DIRECTV and AT&T, which have the most video subscribers in the nation with more than 25 million, led the way

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Updated: Has DIRECTV Now Reduced the Picture Quality?

Does your DIRECTV Now picture seem less sharp and clear than it was a few weeks ago? UPDATE: AT&T acknowledges that some subscribers are getting a sub-par picture and says it’s working on a resolution. See full AT&T statement at the end of this article. If so, you are not alone. Many DIRECTV Now subscribers

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DIRECTV Holds Free Preview of 9 HD Channels

DIRECTV is now holding a free preview of nine High-Definition channels, including several movie networks. Amazon: See today’s 1-Day-Only’ deals! The preview, which began yesterday, will run until March 1. The channels in the free preview make up the ‘DIRECTV HD Extra Pack,’ which normally costs $4.99 a month, although the satcaster will sometimes  offer

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Updated: AT&T Says DIRECTV Now Did Not Suffer Another Outage

DIRECTV Now, the live streaming service from AT&T, has suffered another significant outage with dozens of channels blacked out this morning for unspecified technical reasons. See update from AT&T below: Throughout the day yesterday, DIRECTV Now subscribers complained that their on-screen guide was missing at least half of their channels, making it impossible to click

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Dish & DIRECTV Will Offer Planet Earth II In 4K

Dish announced this morning that it will also show the six-part BBC documentary series, Planet Earth II, in 4K, starting this week. DIRECTV had previously revealed it will air the program in 4K on channel 104, which is one of its three channels dedicated to 4K programming. Planet Earth II, a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 2006 documentary

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DIRECTV to Begin 4K Coverage of Fox Sports

DIRECTV and Fox this week will officially begin its partnership to offer sporting events in 4K with the 4K broadcast of the California-Stanford basketball game. The game, which will tip off at 10 p.m. ET on February 17, will be offered in 4K on DIRECTV’s dedicated live 4K channel, which is channel 106.  On March

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DIRECTV Now Adds Starz

DIRECTV Now has added two new Starz channels — Starz and Starz Kids & Family. The live streaming service included Starz Encore in its $70-a-month ‘Gotta’ Have It’ package when DIRECTV Now debuted on November 30. Amazon: See the Best-Selling Streaming Devices. But now all three Starz channels are available as a separate package for

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DIRECTV Hikes Sunday Ticket Price By 9.3%

DIRECTV has raised the 2017 pre-season price on its most popular NFL Sunday Ticket package by almost 10 percent. The satcaster, which is now taking orders for the 2017 season, has priced the basic Sunday Ticket package at $281.94. The price is good until September 9, 2017, the night before the first week of Sunday

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DIRECTV Now Tries to Woo Back Angry Customers

AT&T says DIRECTV Now had more than 200,000 paying customers at the end of December, one month after its debut. However, due to the live streaming service’s recurring technical issues, it’s possible a significant number of them have canceled by now. DIRECTV Now users have blasted the service on message forums and social media sites,

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DIRECTV to Offer Planet Earth II In 4K

DIRECTV will show the six-part BBC documentary series, Planet Earth II, in 4K later this month, the satcaster has announced at its web site. Planet Earth II, a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 2006 documentary Planet Earth, first aired in Great Britain last November. The nature series, which is narrated by actor Sir David Attenborough, examines the mysterious

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DIRECTV to Offer Pebble Beach Pro-Am In 4K

DIRECTV will show the Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in 4K on its live 4K channel (channel 106), the satcaster has announced at its web site. The tournament, which includes celebrity golfers as well as the pros, will take place between February 9 through February 12 at three different golf courses in Pebble Beach, which

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T-Mobile, Sling TV Execs Openly Mock DIRECTV Now

Top technology executives apparently have decided it’s fair game — and smart business strategy — to ridicule DIRECTV Now in public AT&T’s new live streaming service has been riddled with technical errors since its launch on November 30. Countless DIRECTV Now subscribers have begged the service for solutions to the snafus, and asked for refunds if none can

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