DIRECTV Loses 48 Stations In 2 Fee Fights – UPDATE #3

Update #3: Cox Media and DIRECTV announce new deal. See details.  At the crack of midnight on New Year’s Day, DIRECTV lost 48 local stations in two separate fee fights. Thirty-three stations are owned by Hearst Television, including the ABC affiliate in Boston, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, and the NBC station in Baltimore,

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Showtime Streams Homeland S6 Premiere Early

As it did for season three of The Affair, Showtime is showing the season six premiere of Homeland early on the many Net TV services where the premium channel can be streamed. While the spy drama’s season debut won’t air until January 15 on cable and satellite services, it can be seen online now. @mikeylikestv of

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Charter Could Lose NBC Channels On Jan. 1 – Updated

See Sunday morning update: DIRECTV Loses 48 Stations In 2 Fee Fights – UPDATE #3 Update: NBC issued a statement on Saturday evening saying carriage negotiations with Charter have been extended, meaning no blackout will be implemented at midnight. “Negotiations with Charter Spectrum for the NBCUniversal portfolio of networks have been extended. We will continue

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Hulu Adds 16 Disney Films Early

Hulu, which lost the rights to show Criterion Collection films last month, rebounded this week by announcing it had secured the exclusive streaming rights to more than 50 Disney films The streamer was expected to begin adding the Disney movies in early 2017. However, Hulu has already added 16 from the Disney collection. They are: Tim Burton’s

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Dish Could Lose 2 CBS Stations In Fee Fight

Dish could lose two CBS affiliates this weekend due to a fee fight with their owner, Griffin Communications. The two stations, KWTV-TV of Oklahoma City, and KOTV-TV of Tulsa, Oklahoma, have posted notices at their web sites, alerting Dish viewers they could lose their signals at midnight on December 31. “Currently, News On 6 is

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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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DIRECTV Could Lose 48 Stations In 2 Fee Fights – UPDATED

At midnight on Sunday, Hearst pulled its signals from Directv, saying the two companies had reached an impasse. No word yet from DIRECTV. Also no update yet on the Cox Media talks. Below is our original story. DIRECTV this weekend could lose 48 local stations in two separate fee fights, according to notices published by

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DIRECTV Now to End $35 Offer On Jan. 9

AT&T has confirmed that DIRECTV Now’s introductory price of $35 a month for 100 plus channels will end on January 9, 2017. After that, the ‘Go Big’ package will return to the normal price of $60 a month. In an e-mail to TVPredictions.com, the telco today issued the following statement: “We want to let our

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Would You Ever Become a Cord-Cutter?

Q. I know you have said many times that you don’t think there are that many people cutting the cord. But would you ever consider cutting the cord? What would it take for you to join our team, the cord-cutting team? — George, Buffalo. George, what I’ve written (ad nauseam) is that cord-cutting has been

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