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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DIRECTV Sub Losses: Who’s to Blame? Coronavirus Or AT&T?

Q. I read your story last week about DIRECTV losing subs again. Do you think it’s because of the Coronavirus? Everyone’s business, including mine, is taking a big hit because of the virus, right? — Hugh, Jacksonville, Florida.  Hugh, AT&T last week reported that DIRECTV and U-verse combined for a net loss of 897,000 subscribers

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DIRECTV: Free NFL Sunday Ticket For Existing Customers

DIRECTV is providing the NFL Sunday Ticket package for free to at least some existing customers, according to a few dozen subscriber posts at social media sites such as DBS Talk, Satellite Guys and Twitter. The subscribers say they’ve received e-mails this week saying they will receive the 2020 Sunday Ticket Max plan for free

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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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AT&T Audience Network Ends On May 22

Q. I got a notice from AT&T saying that the Audience Network is going away. What’s up with that? And what will happen to the shows on the channel? Are they gone, too? — Sheila, Cleveland, Ohio.  Sheila, it’s true. AT&T just announced that the Audience Network will be canceled effective May 22, 2020. “Effective

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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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Should You Drop DIRECTV & Get AT&T TV?

Q. I’ve been reading about the new AT&T TV box and I now have DIRECTV. Do you think I should get rid of DIRECTV and get AT&T TV? It looks like AT&T is getting rid of DIRECTV soon. Is that right? — Marie, New Bern, North Carolina.  Marie, for starters, I don’t see AT&T closing

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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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Breaking: DIRECTV to Carry SportsNet LA

The fight to defeat the Coronavirus has brought together some intractable foes, but none more divided than DIRECTV and SportsNet LA, the TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Today, the two sides finally signed a carriage agreement, some six years after the channel first launched. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported this afternoon that SportsNet LA

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