Tag: AT&T

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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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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AT&T & Nexstar Settle Fee Fight

AT&T and Nexstar today announced that they have reached a new multi-year programming agreement, ending a seven-week blackout of Nexstar-owned local stations in 97 markets on DIRECTV, U-verse and AT&T TV Now. The two companies were fighting over how much AT&T should pay to carry the Nexstar stations. Financial terms for the new carriage deal

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DIRECTV vs. Nexstar: Is There Anything New

Q. I’ve been without my CBS station in Albuquerque since July and I can’t understand why it’s still off. I know there’s some fight with DIRECTV and the owner, but are they close to ending it? Please help. — Alfred, Albuquerque. Update: The blackout is over. AT&T, which owns DIRECTV, has reached a new carriage

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DIRECTV vs. Northwest: Will It Ever End?

Q. I read about DIRECTV’s fight with Nexstar stations, but what about the fight with Northwest Broadcasting. I’ve been without my ABC station in Greenville for six months! But no one writes about that?! When will it end? Do you have any answers on that? — Billie, Greenville, Mississippi.  Billie, you are right. I have

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What Happened to DIRECTV Now?

Q. I’ve been looking for DIRECTV Now on the Internet this morning and I can’t find it. Do you know what happened to it? There’s just stuff about AT&T, which I hate! — Cheryl, Cincinnati.  Cheryl, don’t worry. The DIRECTV Now live streaming service still exists, but it has a new name: AT&T TV Now.

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DIRECTV vs. Nexstar: When Will It End?

Q. I have been without my CBS station here in Fresno for more than a month. I have DIRECTV. Is there any chance these two fools will make a deal soon. I miss my favorite newscasters on the local news. — Trudy, Fresno.  Trudy, as you note, on July 3, DIRECTV lost 120 Nexstar-owned local

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