PlayStation Vue, the live streaming service owned by Sony, has added 17 local Fox network affiliates, writes Fierce Cable. Click Amazon: Today’s Best-Selling TVs! Local channels, or the lack thereof, has been a top focus for live streaming services as they seek to round their lineups to compete more effectively with traditional pay TV service
News Analysis AT&T may have gotten a wake up after the first quarter when DIRECTV and the U-verse TV services combined lost a net of 233,000 subs. Perhaps even more alarming was evidence that its new live streaming service, DIRECTV Now, suddenly was experiencing backward subscription growth after a strong first month in 2016. Click Amazon:
AT&T’s DIRECTV Now has reversed its plan to restrict use on computers and laptops to the Google Chrome browser, and will support the Safari browser as well. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The live streaming service said a month ago that it would discontinue support for Internet Explorer and Safari at the end of June.
Charter says it’s testing a $19.99-a-month streaming service designed to attract consumers who are now not subscribing to traditional pay TV plans, writes Variety. The 25-channel service, called Spectrum Stream, does not include sports channels, which enables Charter to offer the lower monthly fee. Sports channels such as ESPN demand high carriage fees, which pay
AT&T says that the number of local channels on DIRECTV Now will double this week from its debut on November 30. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The telco, which owns DIRECTV, says the local channel additions this week will include: * Expansion of ABC to more than 30 new markets, including Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth and
Netflix this week will add 14 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including five original programs. Click Amazon: Big Discounts On Cat & Dog Supplies! The new title list for the week includes season one of Castlevania, an animated Netflix original series based on the Japanese video game featuring vampire hunters; season
NBC has announced it will cancel the sitcom, The Carmichael Show, after three seasons and 32 episodes. The series finale will air in August. The show starred comedian Jerrod Carmichael and his fictional family featuring David Alan Grier (Living Color) as his father. Click Amazon: Today’s Top-Selling TVs! The Carmichael Show, which often tackled controversial
DIRECTV has added two new channels to its lineup, but they are only available in standard-definition. Click Amazon: Thousands of Blu-rays For Under $10! The new channels are Newsmax, which is on channel 349, and FETV, which is on the satcaster’s channel 323. Newsmax was dropped by DIRECTV last August for reasons never publicly revealed.
DIRECTV has quietly added two more channels to its High-Definition lineup, which the satcaster says now numbers more than 200. Click Amazon: Big Discounts On Cat & Dog Supplies! The new HD channel additions: The El Rey Network, which is on channel 341, and Sprout, which is on channel 295. Both channels were previously only
DIRECTV Now has received numerous complaints over the last two days that its picture is frequently stuttering and/or skipping, according to subscriber posts at social media sites and AT&T’s user forum for the live streaming service. Click Amazon: Today’s ‘1-Day-Only’ Deals. The problem is the latest in a series of technical snafus that have plagued
Comcast and AMC are teaming to deliver an ad-free, $4.99-a-month on-demand streaming service consisting of AMC programming. Called AMC Premiere, the service will only be available to Comcast video subscribers who will be able to stream the ad-free shows at the same time they are airing with commercials on the live AMC channel. The stream
HBO is in ‘late stage talks’ to provide content for Hulu, the New York Post reports today. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! Hulu, which offers a subscription Video on Demand service as well as a live TV plan, already offers Showtime. But the addition of HBO’s live channel, and on-demand library, would make the company