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DIRECTV: Can You Still Watch Dodgers On Extra Innings?

Q. I read your article about DIRECTV not carrying SportsNet LA which has the Los Angeles Dodgers games. If DIRECTV doesn’t carry it, can I still watch the Dodgers on my DIRECTV MLB Extra Innings package? — John, Miami.  John, first, you are right. DIRECTV and SportsNet LA have been involved in a dispute over

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Why MLB.TV Blackouts Your Home Team

Q. I just re-upped for Major League Baseball package but I can’t watch Washington Nationals games on it because they are blacked out, no matter where they play. Why?! This drives me crazy.  I pay enough for the package ,after all. And I’m not going back to cable or satellite just for baseball! — Mike,

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Will Facebook’s MLB Games Be Shown On Local Channels?

Q. I just read that Facebook has a deal with Major League Baseball to show a bunch of games this season. I’m a Yankees fan so my question is: Will any Facebook games with the Yanks still be on the Yes channel? — Marty, New York. Marty, as you know, Facebook yesterday signed an agreement

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Will DIRECTV Carry SportsNet LA In 2018?

Q. Will DIRECTV carry SportsNet LA this year. I’m getting tired of not being able to watch the Dodgers at home. Enough already! If they are not going to carry it, can you please tell me why? — Wayne, Venice, California. Wayne, I wish I had good news for you, but it looks like another

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Does Sling TV Or DIRECTV Now Carry SportsNet LA?

Q. I’m ready to cut the cord, but was wondering if Sling TV or DIRECTV Now had the SportsNet LA channel that carries the Dodgers games. — Tony, Manhattan Beach, California.  Tony, as you know, SportsNet LA, the TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is a hard thing to watch. No, not because the

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Swanni Sez Newsletter — February 1, 2018

Good morning, everyone. Welcome to today’s Swanni Sez newsletter, which includes links and summaries of the day’s top stories in TV technology. But before we go to the news, don’t forget to peruse the aisles of Amazon where today you will find some awesome deals on Super Bowl TVs and related merchandise. Plus, as you

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Updated: MLB.TV Raises 2018 Price By $3

Major League Baseball is holding the line on the 2018 price for MLB.TV, the league’s online package of out-of-market games. Update: After posting the same price for 2018 during the 2017 holidays, MLB this month raised it to $115.99, which represents a $3 increase over 2017. As you can see from the picture above, the

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Can You Watch MASN Via Streaming?

Q. I would like to watch MASN, the TV home of my Washington Nationals, by streaming rather than subscribing to an expensive TV service like Cox or DIRECTV. Is there anyway to do that? — Marty, Fairfax, Virginia.  Marty, there are two ways to watch MASN online, but I’m not sure you’ll agree they are

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DIRECTV to Air Yankees-Astros In 4K

DIRECTV will air games three and four of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros in 4K. The games, which will be produced by Fox Sports, will air on DIRECTV’s live 4K channel, which is channel 106. Update: Dish will also show the MLB playoff games in 4K Click

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MLB Network to Offer Free Preview Of Playoff Games

Several TV providers this weekend will hold a free preview of the MLB Network channel, just in time for its broadcast of two 2017 MLB playoff games. The preview, which will run from Thursday, October 4, through Wednesday, October 11, will be offered by Armstrong, Altice, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Fidelity, Frontier, Grande, GVTC, Mid-Hudson Cable,

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Live Streaming: Why Do We Pay For An Inferior Product?

News Analysis Last week, I was watching a Kansas City Royals-Cleveland Indians game on MLB.TV when suddenly the stream began buffering in the fourth inning. Until then, everything was fine. I was even remarking to myself how clear the image was. But for roughly 20 minutes, the picture would stop and start, ruining an enjoyable

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