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MLB TV Refunds: The Customers Speak Out!

Major League Baseball began taking orders for MLB.TV, its online package of out-of-market games, on February 4. The cost was $121.99, which was a mere $3 more than the previous season so undoubtedly thousands, if not scores of thousands, began ordering. Update: MLB TV Finally Releases 2020 Refund Plan However, five weeks later, the league

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AT&T: DIRECTV, U-verse Lose 897K Subs In Coronavirus 1Q

AT&T announced today that its DIRECTV and U-verse TV services combined for a net loss of 897,000 subscribers in the first quarter. The company’s streaming service, AT&T TV Now, also lost 138.000 subscribers, bringing the company’s total TV losses to more than one million in the quarter. This was the first insight into how the

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AT&T Wants ‘Review’ Of Jim Bakker Show After Coronavirus Claim

AT&T has asked seven channels on DIRECTV to “carefully review” whether they should continue carrying Jim Bakker’s TV show after the religious leader promoted a unproven product that he said could “totally eliminate” the Coronavirus from a human body. That’s according to the Springfield News-Leader, which obtained a letter from AT&T to the seven channels,

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Is DIRECTV Giving a Coronavirus Discount?

Q. I read in the message boards that DIRECTV is giving everyone a discount for the Coronavirus, something like $50 a month off your bill. I haven’t received it yet. Do you know when we will get it? — Linda, Fairfax, Virginia.  Linda, DIRECTV this month has provided monthly price cuts for some customers, but

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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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Coronavirus: Sling TV Offers Free TV In Primetime

Sling TV today will begin offering its base Blue programming package for free to new customers from 5 p.m. ET to midnight as a way to help Coronavirus shut-ins pass the time. The free programming, which does not require a credit card to watch, includes 50 live channels, cloud DVR service, and more than 50,000

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MLB TV: Please Give Us Our Refunds!

Editorial Major League Baseball began taking orders for MLB.TV, its online package of out-of-market games, on February 4. The price was $121.99 and it came with a refund clause that didn’t seem unfair at the time: Update: MLB TV Finally Releases 2020 Refund Plan “For MLB.TV or MLB Audio, MLB.com will honor a refund request

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Can You Watch Free HBO On Roku?

Q. I saw your story about free HBO programming, but I couldn’t find the free stuff on my HBO Now app on Roku. Is Roku not having the free shows? — Blake, Port Republic, Maryland.  Blake, as you note, HBO is offering 500 free hours of programming until May to give Coronavirus shut-ins a boost

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Coronavirus: How to Watch HBO For Free

Q. I saw your article about HBO having some shows for free. But I’m not very good at technology stuff so can you explain how to watch them. I’m clueless. — Rachel, Shady Side, Maryland.  Rachel, you’re right. HBO last week began offering 500 hours of free programming including 20 Warner Bros. movies, 10 documentaries, and

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Coronavirus: HBO Offers Free Sopranos, The Wire & More

HBO today will begin offering 500 hours of free programming including 20 Warner Bros. movies, 10 documentaries, and every episode of nine of HBO’s best original shows. The offer, which starts today and runs until May, is designed to help Coronavirus shut-ins pass the time. But it will also help AT&T, which owns HBO, promote

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DIRECTV & The Dodgers: What Fans Should Be Worried About

News Analysis The announcement yesterday that DIRECTV and other AT&T-owned TV services would carry SportsNet LA was so surprising that some thought it was an April Fool’s joke. The two sides had been such bitter foes that it didn’t seem possible that they would ever come to terms. But yesterday, more than six years after

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