Charter to Drop The Sportsman Channel

Charter Spectrum is informing former Time Warner Cable subscribers that the Sportsman Channel will be pulled from their lineups, effective on or around October 30. The channel has been available in the ‘Sports View’ and ‘Digi Tier 2’ plans of customers who subscribed to Time Warner Cable prior to the Charter-TWC merger. (For now, Charter

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Is DIRECTV Really Giving Refunds For the NFL Sunday Ticket?

News and Analysis The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that DIRECTV has issued NFL Sunday Ticket refunds to “at least some customers” who have asked for them because they are upset about players protesting during the National Anthem. Normally, DIRECTV does not offer refunds to the pricey package of out-of-market Sunday games after the season

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Dish Signs Deal to Keep ABC6 In Providence

Dish has reached a multi-year agreement with Citadel Communications for carriage of the ABC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, ABC6 (WLNE-TV.) The two sides had been working on a new agreement since late August when the old pact expired. Dish and Citadel signed a handful of temporary agreements to avoid a blackout. Click Amazon: Today’s

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DIRECTV Avoids Raycom Blackout — For Now

AT&T has signed another temporary agreement with Raycom Media to keep its 40-plus local stations in DIRECTV’s lineup. The new deadline for a carriage deal is tomorrow (Wednesday, September 27) at 8 p.m. ET. If a new agreement is not signed by then, Raycom could pull its network affiliates from the satcaster, which is owned

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Verizon to Drop Chiller

Verizon is the latest major pay TV provider to decide to drop the NBC-owned horror-themed Chiller channel from all its systems, effective October 1. The telco follows Dish, which removed the channel in February of this year, and Charter, which dropped it in late April. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! “We recognize this decision will

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Amazon’s 10 Hottest Deals of the Day

Considering that we will soon enter the holiday shopping season, I thought it would be helpful to occasionally deliver to you some of the hot deals available at Amazon.com. I will keep an eye out for bargains on electronics, but I will include other products as well because I know your shopping list extends beyond those

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DIRECTV NOW Has Another Meltdown

DIRECTV Now, the AT&T-owned live streaming service which has experienced recurring technical issues since its debut, suffered another major meltdown last night while viewers were watching Sunday Night Football and other prime time programming. Shortly after 9 p.m. ET, hundreds of DIRECTV Now subscribers began complaining on social media sites that they were getting an

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The DIRECTV Carriage Dispute Scoreboard!

DIRECTV and its owner, AT&T, have been involved in numerous carriage disputes with local broadcasters in the last few weeks. So I thought it would be helpful to offer this scorecard to each fee fight with the latest information on where it stands. DIRECTV vs. Meredith Broadcasting DIRECTV on Friday night quietly signed a new

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Netflix to Add 14 New Shows This Week

Netflix this week is scheduled to add 14 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including eight Netflix original programs. The new additions for the week will include Gerald’s Game, a Netflix original sex/horror movie based on a Stephen King novel (Carla Gugino stars); season one of The Magic School Bus Rides Again,

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Updated: Meredith: We Have a Deal With DIRECTV

Meredith Broadcasting’s 17 local stations have removed a viewer warning from their web sites that DIRECTV subscriberDs could lose their signals tonight. UPDATE: Art Slusark, a Meredith spokesman, tells the TV Answer Man that his company does have a deal with Directv and it’s a permanent one, not temporary. The action could suggest Meredith and

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DIRECTV Could Lose 17 Meredith-Owned Local Channels

DIRECTV could lose 17 Meredith Broadcasting-owned local stations tomorrow unless a new carriage pact is signed by then, Meredith has alerted its viewers in web site notices. The dispute also includes AT&T’s U-verse, which carries Meredith stations in some markets. (AT&T owns DIRECTV.) Amazon’s 1-Day-Only Deals “We don’t know AT&T and DIRECTV’s plans,” the Meredith

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Dish to Air Fox College Football In 4K

Dish will join DIRECTV in offering Fox-produced college football games in 4K, the satcaster announced today. DIRECTV revealed earlier this month that it would air more than 10 college football games this season in 4K. And Dish said today that it would offer “select” games in the new picture format, starting with this Saturday’s matchup

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