No Roku Has DIRECTV Now Subs Hopping Mad

By now, it’s crystal-clear that DIRECTV Now will not keep its promise that it would be available on Roku’s streaming devices in the first quarter. Click: Roku Premiere Streaming Device: Just $69. And while the live streaming service is available on Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, smart phones, tablets and other platforms, Roku’s absence, and

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Exec: DIRECTV Now & Vue Have 400,000 Subscribers

News and Analysis Discovery CEO David Zaslav said yesterday that DIRECTV Now and Sony’s PlayStation Vue each have more than 400,000 subscribers. Bloomberg News writes that Zaslav made the disclosure to predict that rising subscription numbers for live streaming services will eventually force cable operators to offer similar Net TV services nationwide. Click: Amazon’s ‘1-Day-Only’

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Report: Comcast to Launch Live Streaming Service

Comcast is planning to launch a live streaming service in the cable operator’s markets sometime in the third quarter, reports Reuters. The wire service says the service would likely offer packages ranging in price from $15 a month to $40 a month. Click: See Amazon’s ‘1-Day-Only’ Deals! Comcast now offers a a live streaming plan

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Netflix to Add 37 New Titles This Week Including Selena Gomez Show

Netflix this week plans to add 37 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup including a much-anticipated original show produced by pop singer Selena Gomez and Spotlight director Tom McCarthy. Click: See Amazon Fire TV Streaming Devices. Season one of 13 Reasons Why, the Gomez-McCarthy show about teen suicide, is based on a

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Can I Stream Netflix With a Hotspot And Unlimited Data Plan?

Q.  I know you have been skeptical of people using a Hotspot to stream Netflix on a Smart TV instead of using an Internet service from a cable or telephone company. But what if my Hotspot is from a mobile service with an unlimited data plan. Will that work,  ok? — Marie, San Diego. Marie,

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DIRECTV to Air 25 MLB Games In 4K (With a Catch)

DIRECTV and the MLB Network are teaming again this season to air regular season MLB games in 4K on DIRECTV’s dedicated live 4K channel, channel 106. Click: Amazon’s top-selling TVs for today! The partnership, which began last year, will feature up to 25 games this season in 4K, starting with the April 4th matchup between

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Justice Department Drops Ball On DIRECTV-Dodgers Lawsuit

News & Analysis The Justice Department has settled its lawsuit against AT&T and DIRECTV without requiring either to carry SportsNet LA, the TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The feds claimed that DIRECTV (now owned by AT&T) engaged in an illegal campaign to prevent SportsNet LA from being carried by the major TV providers

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Comcast Sets Lower Price For MLB Extra Innings

Comcast has revealed at its web site that it will charge $155 for this season’s MLB Extra Innings plan. That’s $9 lower than what the cable operator charged for last year’s package of out-of-market games. And it’s nearly $18 less than what DIRECTV is charging for the 2017 plan ($172.74.) Click: Luxury TVs at Amazon For

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AT&T May Close UVerse.com In May

AT&T is seriously considering closing UVerse.com, the web site for its TV service, the TVAnswerman.com has learned. Click: See Amazon’s Fire TV streaming devices.  In response to an inquiry from this reporter, Fletcher Cook, an AT&T spokesman, acknowledged today that the company may close the site “as early as May 30.” The telco this week began

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DIRECTV to Air Masters Golf Tournament In 4K

DIRECTV next month will once again air the Masters Golf Tournament from Augusta, Georgia in 4K. Click: Amazon: 4K TVs for under $1,000. 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) as well as the

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Sling TV Adds 4 Regional Sports Channels

Sling TV, the live streaming service owned by Dish, yesterday added four NBC-owned CSN regional sports channels ahead of schedule, and in time for the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Click: Amazon’s top-selling TVs! The channels are CSN California, CSN Bay Area, CSN Chicago and CSN Mid-Atlantic and they will be available at no extra cost

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