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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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DIRECTV-Dish Merger, Part 2

Q. I’ve been reading that DIRECTV might merge with Dish. Is that possible, in your opinion? I would be happy to see it as a DIRECTV customer for 10 years. AT&T is really, really bad. — Adrienne, Norfolk, Virginia.  Adrienne, AT&T bought DIRECTV for $67 billion in 2015, but the deal has been a disaster

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Will DIRECTV Lose ESPN Tonight?

Q. I’ve read that DIRECTV could lose ESPN tonight? Is that true? Will it really happen so soon? It better not! — Yardley, Bel Air, Maryland.  Yardley, the short answer is that we don’t know, but it’s possible. Let me explain. Update: It appears on Sunday morning (September 15) that a deal is done. See

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Will DIRECTV Drop ESPN?

Q. I was watching the game last night and there was a commercial from ESPN saying DIRECTV might drop ESPN. Is that true? If so, when will it happen? And if it does, I’m gone. That’s the last straw! — Quinn, Kansas City.  Quinn, you are not alone. Many DIRECTV subscribers are nervous this morning

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Should AT&T Sell DIRECTV?

Q. I read that someone is saying AT&T should sell DIRECTV. Do you think they should. As a DIRECTV subscriber, I would like to see it. — Berle, Nashville.  Berle, what you probably read is today’s news about a hedge fund group declaring that  AT&T needs to make wholesale changes, including selling off DIRECTV. Click

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