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Will Comcast Give RSN Rebates to Subscribers?

Q. I heard yesterday that Comcast said it’s giving rebates back to subscribers for missing out on sports during the Covid shutdown. When will this happen and how much will we get back? I would like to use it for a last-minute summer trip! — Nathan, Baltimore. Hold on, Nathan. Comcast said yesterday in a

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NBA League Pass Sets Price For Season Restart

The NBA is now charging $28.99 for the NBA League Pass, its online package of out-of-market games. The league, which shut down in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will restart the 2020 campaign on July 30 in Orlando with 22 of the 30 best teams playing eight games to finish the season. Due to

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Will the Cubs Be On Comcast?

Q. Now that baseball is coming back, will the Chicago Cubs’ new channel be on Comcast? That’s our largest cable operator. I know they’ve been arguing, but did they get a deal during the Coronavirus? — John, Evanston, Illinois.  John, you’re right. Major League Baseball announced yesterday that it will impose a 60-game schedule, likely

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Updated: DIRECTV Keeps Fox In Local Channel Fight

Updated, May 29 1 p.m. ET AT&T has reached a multi-year deal with Fox to allow DIRECTV to offer the network’s programming to RV owners, truckers, and “other subscribers” for whom the satcaster does not provide local channels, according to an AT&T statement. See June 1 update on this story. The statement from AT&T is

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MLB TV: How to Get a Refund

Q. I don’t believe baseball is coming back this season so why doesn’t MLB TV give us refunds. I paid last February and I could use that money now with the Coronavirus shutdown. — Roger, St. Louis.  Roger, Major League Baseball is still committed to holding a 2020 season, albeit a shortened one. In fact,

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Will AT&T Soon Sell DIRECTV?

Bankers say AT&T needs to sell DIRECTV due to the Coronavirus outbreak and accumulating company debt, according to a Fox Business report. The report does not name the bankers, nor say how many are offering this opinion. It also does not say if the bankers are communicating this position with AT&T, or if AT&T is 

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Did DIRECTV Drop One America News Network?

Q. I read on the Twitter that DIRECTV dropped the OANN channel, the One America News Network. And I couldn’t find it my lineup. What the hell is this? Is it because AT&T hates the president? I know that’s it!!! — Bonnie, East Lansing, Michigan.  Bonnie, you are not alone in your frustration. Social media

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Coronavirus: Will You Get a Sports Channel Refund?

Q. I’ve been reading that there will be refunds for our sports channel fees because there’s no sports on now with the Coronavirus. What is the status of that? When will we get our refunds? — Mark, Evanston, Illinois.  Mark, the answer is probably never. Let me explain. National sports channels, such as ESPN and

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Why Some DIRECTV Subs Could Lose Network TV Channels

Q. I just got a message from DIRECTV saying I will no longer get out-of-market network channels on June 1. What the Hell?! Is this AT&T’s doing again? What’s going on with this? — Ivan, Leonardtown, Maryland.  DIRECTV, which is owned by AT&T, is now notifying some customers that they could lose their network TV

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Coronavirus: Best Buy Resumes In-Home Service

Best Buy has announced that it will resume home visits for electronics installations and repairs, more than one month after it stopped the practice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. In an e-mail yesterday to Best Buy customers, company CEO Corie Barry said the decision to stop in-home visits was driven by a desire to protect

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