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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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AT&T: DIRECTV Now Added 200K Subs In December

News & Analysis AT&T says in a recent filing to the Securities & Exchange Commission that DIRECTV Now added roughly 200,000 paying subscribers in December, the streaming service’s first full month of operation. The disclosure, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, surprised some industry analysts because DIRECTV Now has been riddled with

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News-Press & Gazette: We Have a Deal With DIRECTV

News-Press & Gazette has issued a statement saying it has reached an agreement with DIRECTV to restore its 18 local channels, just in time for today’s NFL conference championship games. The News-Press & Gazette channels had been off DIRECTV since January 12 when the two companies could not reach a new carriage agreement. AT&T, which

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News-Press & Gazette to DIRECTV: No NFL Games For You!

News-Press & Gazette says it has refused DIRECTV’s request for a temporary extension in their carriage pact so the satcaster can show this Sunday’s NFL conference championship games. The News-Press & Gazette channels have been off DIRECTV since January 12 when the two companies could not reach a new carriage agreement. AT&T, which owns DIRECTV,

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