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Comcast to Hold 8th Annual ‘Watchathon’

Comcast next week will offer its annual ‘Watchathon,’ which allows video and Internet-only subscribers to watch On Demand programming from more than 70 channels regardless of whether they subscribe to them. The cable operator, which has held the ‘Watchathon’ event for eight years, says the participating channels will include Acorn TV, A&E, AFRO, Aspire TV,

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What Is Peacock? How Do You Get It?

Q. I heard on the TV this morning that Comcast was starting something called Peacock. What is that and how do I get it? I’m a Comcast subscriber. — Aaron, Boston.  Aaron, Peacock is a new streaming offering from NBC Universal, which is owned by Comcast. Peacock’s premium plan, which debuted today, is now available

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MLB Extra Innings: How to Get Your Money Back

Q. I bought a subscription to DIRECTV’s MLB Extra Innings package in early March and now it looks like the season will at least be delayed for a few months if not cancelled entirely. It doesn’t seem fair that they get to keep my money during this time. I could use it now. Is there

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Coronavirus: Comcast Ends In-Home Installations For New Customers

Q. My cable TV service with Comcast has been acting up lately, but I am scared to death to call someone out to the home to fix it with the Coronavirus out there. Is there any way to fix it without having to see someone? That’s what scares me the most. What is Comcast doing

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Coronavirus: Comcast Offers Free VOD For Showtime, Epix & More

Comcast has announced that it’s now offering free Video on Demand programming from several networks and streaming services including Showtime and Epix to help Americans staying at home due to the Coronavirus. “This is an unprecedented time and we want to be there for our customers to help make the time they’re spending at home

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Comcast Technician Dies From Coronavirus

A Comcast technician who tested positive for the Coronavirus after he made several house calls in Bloomfield, New Jersey has died from the illness, Cablefax.com reports. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. He’s been a valued member of our Comcast family for 34 years, and he will be deeply

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Updated: Comcast Technician Tests Positive For Coronavirus

A Comcast technician who works in Bloomfield, New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus, roughly 10 days after the worker served customer homes in the Bloomfield area, Bloomfield city officials announced yesterday. The technician, who has not been named, made several home service calls in Bloomfield from March 3 through March 6. There is

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Comcast: Can You Watch NHL Games In 4K?

Q. I heard that you can watch the Chicago Blackhawks on 4K if you have Comcast. Is that true? What channel is it on? — Oscar, Boston.  Oscar, the answer is yes and no. Let me explain. Comcast is offering six Chicago Blackhawks games in 4K HDR on NBC Sports Chicago, starting with last month’s

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Cubs’ Marquee Debuts, But No Comcast Or Hulu. Wait, No Hulu?

Q. So I know the Cubs channel starts today. Will Comcast have it? And what about other services that will have it? — Brian, Evanston, Illinois.  Brian, as you know, the Marquee Sports Channel, the new TV home of the Chicago Cubs, will premiere today at 2 p.m. ET. And at 8 p.m. ET, Marquee

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Why Doesn’t Comcast Offer a National Streaming Service?

Q. I read your story about AT&T TV and I was wondering why Comcast doesn’t have a streaming service that’s available across the country. I would think they would be able to get more subscribers that way. What’s the deal? — Tim, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Tim, as you note, AT&T next week is scheduled to

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Marquee & Cubs: What’s Taking Comcast So Long?

Q. I read your story saying that you think Comcast will add the new Cubs channel by opening day. So what is the holdup? Why doesn’t Comcast do it already? — Mitch, Evanston, Illinois.  Mitch, as you know, the new Marquee Sports Network, which will be the exclusive TV home for the Chicago Cubs, launches

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Comcast Removes Starz From Program Packages

Comcast today is removing Starz from all programming packages, and making the premium channel available as an a la carte offering for $5 a month. The two companies last December signed a new carriage agreement that called for Starz to be removed from all basic subscriber plans. However, Comcast and Starz agreed to keep the

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