Tag: AT&T

5 TV Predictions For 2020

Q. You used to be the TV predictions guy. Don’t you have some predictions for the next year coming up? I would like to see what you think will happen with DIRECTV and some other companies. — Maryann, Cincinnati.  Maryann, I did run the TVPredictions.com industry web site for nearly twenty years before launching this

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Why Is DIRECTV Raising Prices?

Q. I read your article about DIRECTV raising prices again and my question is why, why, why?!! They do this every year. Don’t they understand that many of us are fed up and might cut the cord? — Tom, Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Tom, you’re right. AT&T, which owns DIRECTV, has revealed that, starting next month, it’s

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DIRECTV Raising Prices In January 2020

DIRECTV next month will raise prices on most programming packages for existing customers by $1 a month to $8 a month as well as increase the Regional Sports Channel fee by as much as $2 a month, AT&T, which owns DIRECTV, has revealed in a notice posted at its web site. U-verse, also owned by

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Will DIRECTV Carry NFL Sunday Ticket In 2020?

Q. I remember reading awhile back that DIRECTV could lose the NFL Sunday Ticket starting next year. But I haven’t seen anything about this lately. What’s up with this? If they lose it, they will lose me, too!! — Gary, Big Spring, Texas.  Gary, you’re right. In 2015, DIRECTV signed an eight-year agreement with the

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Dish vs. HBO: Is There Anything New?

Q. You wrote yesterday about Dish not having the Fox sports channels and if there’s anything new. But what about HBO? We haven’t had HBO on Dish for over a year. Will it ever come back? — Cindy, Boise, Idaho.  Cindy, you’re right. It’s now been more than 12 months since Dish and HBO couldn’t

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Why Does Live Streaming Have So Many Technical Issues?

Q. I keep getting buffering while I try to watch AT&T TV Now (formerly DIRECTV Now. Why is that? I thought streaming was the future? I don’t have any problems with Netflix and Hulu. — Claire, Milwaukee.  Claire, streaming from services such as Netflix and Hulu may be the future of television. But live streaming

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Why Is AT&T TV Now Raising Prices (Again)?

Q. I just got an email saying AT&T TV Now is raising prices again. This is like the second time this year. What’s up with this? Why so many price increase in one year? — Marcia, Biloxi, Mississippi.  Marcia, you’re right. AT&T has alerted AT&T TV Now subscribers that its base ‘Plus’ plan will rise

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DIRECTV vs. Northwest: It’s Over

AT&T and Northwest Broadcasting have announced they’ve ended their nearly eight-month old carriage dispute, which means 20 Northwest-owned local stations can now return to the AT&T-owned DIRECTV, U-verse and AT&T TV Now. The three TV services lost the Northwest stations on February 22 when AT&T and Northwest could not reach a new programming agreement. (Northwest

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DIRECTV vs. Sinclair: Would You Lose NFL Sunday Ticket?

Q. I keep hearing that we might lose our CBS station on Friday if you have DIRECTV. If we lose it, would we lose the NFL Sunday Ticket, too? Many of the games are on CBS. Please let me know. We’re having a party on Sunday! — Tommie, West Palm Beach, Florida.  Update: Sinclair stations

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Updated: DIRECTV vs. Sinclair: Will There Be a Blackout?

Q. My local station on ABC is saying I could lose it this week if I have DIRECTV. Do you know about this fight and what will happen? Will I lose my channel 7 — Sadie, Clinton, Maryland.  Sadie, Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns 136 local TV stations in 86 markets, is threatening to pull

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ESPN vs. DIRECTV: They Do Have a Deal

AT&T and Disney have finally acknowledged that they have reached a carriage agreement ‘in principle’ that will prevent Disney-owned channels such as ESPN from being blacked out on AT&T-owned TV services such as DIRECTV, U-verse and AT&T TV Now. The initial dispute between the companies became known on September 9 when ESPN suddenly began running

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