Category: sports

PlayStation Vue Adds $10 Sports Package With NFL Red Zone

Sony’s PlayStation Vue has added a $10-a-month add-on package that includes the NFL Red Zone and more than 10 other sports channels. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The ‘Sports Pack,’ which can be added to Vue’s Core ($44.99 a month), Elite ($54.99 a month) and Ultra ($74.99 a month) plans, includes the following channels: NFL

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Sling TV: Technical Issues Cause Subs to Miss NBA Finals

Sling TV last night suffered unexplained technical snafus, causing some subscribers to miss game one of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! Game one of the NBA Finals was broadcast by ABC, but Sling TV only carries the network’s affiliates in roughly a half-dozen markets due

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ESPN Firings: The Sports Bubble Is Bursting

ESPN yesterday fired roughly 100 employees, including some well-known on-air personalities such as Trent Dilfer, Jayson Stark and Len Elmore. Click Amazon: Roku Premiere Streaming Player: $69. The dismissals were necessitated by ESPN’s shrinking revenues brought on in large part by having fewer subscribers in pay TV homes. Analysts yesterday offered a wide gamut of

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Are You Ready For Some Fubo?

FuboTV, the live streaming service targeted to sports fans, yesterday announced it has introduced a 50-channel ‘Premier’ bundle for a promotional price of $34.99 for owners of desktops and mobile web services such as smart phones and tablets. Click Amazon: Roku Premiere Streaming Player: $69. The bundle includes regional sports channels from Fox and NBC

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Comcast Drops 3 Fox Sports Channels

Comcast this month has dropped the three Fox College Sports channels, FCS Pacific, FCS Atlantic and FCS Central. The move was part of the cable operator’s new carriage agreement with Fox which allows it to continue carrying the Fox News Channel and resume airing the Yes Network after a year-long absence. (Comcast has not revealed

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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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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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