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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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DIRECTV Could Lose 48 Stations In 2 Fee Fights – UPDATED

At midnight on Sunday, Hearst pulled its signals from Directv, saying the two companies had reached an impasse. No word yet from DIRECTV. Also no update yet on the Cox Media talks. Below is our original story. DIRECTV this weekend could lose 48 local stations in two separate fee fights, according to notices published by

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DIRECTV Now to End $35 Offer On Jan. 9

AT&T has confirmed that DIRECTV Now’s introductory price of $35 a month for 100 plus channels will end on January 9, 2017. After that, the ‘Go Big’ package will return to the normal price of $60 a month. In an e-mail to TVPredictions.com, the telco today issued the following statement: “We want to let our

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Would You Ever Become a Cord-Cutter?

Q. I know you have said many times that you don’t think there are that many people cutting the cord. But would you ever consider cutting the cord? What would it take for you to join our team, the cord-cutting team? — George, Buffalo. George, what I’ve written (ad nauseam) is that cord-cutting has been

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Will the Dodgers TV Channel Go Bankrupt?

Q. I’ve read your articles on the Sports TV Bubble and find them very interesting. I live in LA. Do you think that SportsNet LA will eventually go bankrupt because it can’t get DIRECTV to carry it? — Sid, Santa Monica, California. Sid, thank you for the kind words. Yes, I believe we are approaching

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Why Doesn’t DIRECTV Add More HD Channels?

Q. All I hear from DIRECTV is 4K, 4K, 4K, but what about HD? I, like most DIRECTV customers, have a High-Definition TV and we want more HD, not 4K! Why isn’t DIRECTV adding more channels in HD? — Neil, Orlando, Florida. Neil, to be fair to DIRECTV, the satcaster now offers around 200 HD

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Why Do Pay TV Services Require 2-Year Contracts?

Q. I am interested in DIRECTV’s new offer for new customers. It’s $50 a month for two years. Guaranteed! But I read that the deal requires me to sign a two-year contract and if I leave before the two years are up, I have to pay big. Why do TV services require these contracts? Seems

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DIRECTV: How Do I Suspend My Account For a Vacation?

Q. My family plans to spend the month of June at a vacation home about 50 miles away from our house, which means we won’t be there to watch DIRECTV. Is there a way to suspend our account for the month of June so we don’t have to pay? — Kelly, Santa Monica, California. Kelly,

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