DIRECTV’s Satellite TV Site Now Pushing DIRECTV Now to New Customers (Updated)

The DIRECTV.com Home Page is now pitching new customers to subscribe to the live streaming service, DIRECTV Now, as well as traditional pay TV plans from its satellite service. (See update below.) Click Amazon: Today’s ‘1-Day-Only’ Deals. This would seem to be a significant change for AT&T, which owns DIRECTV.  While Bloomberg News has reported

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YouTube TV Forcing Subs to Watch Commercials

YouTube TV is preventing subscribers from fast-forwarding past commercials while watching a previously aired show, reports The Wall Street Journal. The live streaming service, which launched last week in five markets, offers roughly 50 live channels for $35 a month. In addition, YouTube TV features an ‘cloud DVR’ that permits subscribers to record an unlimited amount

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Deal Alert: Fire HD 8 Tablet: 22 Percent Off

Amazon is now selling the Fire HD 8 Tablet with the Alexa digital assistant for $69, which is 22 percent off the regular price. Click here to learn more about today’s deal on the Amazon Fire HD 8. The tablet, which comes with a 16GB storage capability and an eight-inch display, offers the following features: *

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Do We Already Have Too Many Live Streaming Services?

News Analysis  First, there was Sling TV. Then Sony’s PlayStation Vue. Then Layer3 Then DIRECTV Now. Then YouTube TV. And Hulu Live is coming soon. Oh, and let’s not forget Verizon and Comcast. Also, possibly, coming soon. And there are rumors that Apple, Amazon and some others may join in. Click Amazon: Hottest Discounts On

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Charter-Fox: Will These Fee Fights Ever End? (Updated)

News and Analysis Fox is threatening to pull its cable networks, and regional sports channels, from all Charter-owned cable systems if the cable operator does not meet its carriage fee demands by tomorrow. Update: Fox on Monday night extended the deadline until Tuesday. Click Amazon: The Echo With Alexa: 5 Easy Payments! The two companies

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DIRECTV Loses 2 ABC Stations In Fee Fight

DIRECTV last night lost two ABC affiliates due to a fee fight with their owner, the Louisiana Television Broadcasting Click Amazon: HDTV Indoor Antenna: $29.99. The stations, KRGV-TV, the ABC station in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas market, and WBRZ-TV, the ABC station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last night posted notices at their web sites that DIRECTV

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Where, Oh Where, Are My HD Games On Comcast’s MLB Extra Innings?

If you are still watching MLB Extra Innings games in standard-definition on Comcast, you are probably a little mad right now. After all, the nation’s largest cable operator recently said on its Xfinity subscriber forum that it would offer all Extra Innings games in High-Definition in 2017 for the first time ever. Click Amazon: Luxury TVs

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DIRECTV to Air The Masters In 4K

DIRECTV today will once again air the Masters Golf Tournament from Augusta, Georgia in 4K. Click Amazon: Thousands of Blu-ray Movies For Under $10 each. The Masters, arguably the sport’s most prestigious tournament, will take place from April 6 through April 9. DIRECTV will offer 4K coverage of the Amen Corner (holes 11th through 13th)

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Updated: DIRECTV Loses 2 ABC Affiliates Friday Night

DIRECTV tomorrow night could lose two ABC affiliates due to a fee fight with their owner, the Manship family. Click Amazon: HDTV Indoor Antenna: $29.99. The stations, KRGV-TV, the ABC station in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas market, and WBRZ-TV, the ABC station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have posted notices at their web sites that

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DIRECTV Adds 2 More HD Channels

DIRECTV yesterday added two more high-def channels: One America News Network and A Wealth of Entertainment. Click Amazon: See today’s ‘1-Day-Only’ deals! Herring Networks, which owns the two channels, said they will also be added to DIRECTV Now, AT&T’s live streaming service, in the coming weeks. One America News Network, which launched in 2013, offers

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Sling TV Adds 8 Showtime Channels

Sling TV today added eight live Showtime channels for $10 a month, which also includes more than 2,000 On-demand titles. Click Amazon: 4K TVs For Under $1,000. The addition gives subscribers to the live streaming service access to the four major premium channels: HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and now Showtime. (Pictured: Emmy Rossum from Showtime’s Shameless.)

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