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Coronavirus: Are DIRECTV & Dish Still Doing Home Service?

Q. I saw your story yesterday about Comcast stopping their new installations for new customers. It’s very sad about their service guy dying from the Coronavirus. My question is whether DIRECTV and Dish are still doing home visits for both putting up a dish or fixing service if you already have one. — Tommy, Tulsa,

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Coronavirus: Is It Still Safe to Install DIRECTV Or Dish?

Q. I was thinking of getting DIRECTV or Dish to get more channels than I am now getting from YouTube TV. But I was wondering whether it’s safe for the guy to come out and install the dish because of the coronavirus. Is there a way I can get DIRECTV or Dish without someone coming

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Dish, Cox Sign Temporary Carriage Deal Due to Coronavirus

Dish and Cox Media announced today that they have signed a temporary carriage agreement for 18 Cox-owned local stations in 10 markets so Dish subscribers in those areas can watch Coronavirus news updates. (See station list below.) The satellite TV service has been without the Cox stations since mid-January when the old pact between the

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Dish, Mission Sign Temporary Pact Due to Coronavirus

Dish announced this afternoon that it has signed a one-month temporary carriage agreement to carry 28 local stations owned and/or managed by Mission Broadcasting so the satcaster’s subscribers in those areas can keep up with Coronavirus news updates. The satellite TV service in January lost the stations due to a fee fight between the companies.

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Dish Also Raises Price Of MLB Extra Innings

Dish has revealed at its web site that it will charge $183 for this year’s MLB Extra Innings plan, which is $5 more than last year. The satcaster last year raised the price of Extra Innings by $3 to $178. Extra Innings, the pay TV edition of the league’s package of out-of-market games, offers up

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Dish vs. Sinclair: Could It End Before Opening Day?

Q. Baseball season is less than three weeks away and Dish still doesn’t have my favorite team in my lineup. Will this thing end before opening day? If not, I am done with Dish and I will get a new TV company!! — Teresa, Phoenix.  Teresa, as you know, Dish has been missing the 22

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Dish vs. Mission Broadcasting: Is There Anything New?

Q. I sent you an e-mail awhile back about losing my Fox station on Dish. That was more than two months ago! Is there anything new in this blackout? Will it ever end? — Clara, Little Rock.  Clara, I didn’t forget you. Let me update the situation, which, unfortunately, has not really changed. Dish in January

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YouTube TV vs. Sinclair: When Will It End?

Q. I see that YouTube TV will pull the Fox regional sports channels tomorrow, Why are they doing this and do you think it will be a short situation or a lengthy one? — Miranda, San Diego.  Miranda, as you know, YouTube TV, the live streaming service, yesterday posted an announcement saying it will remove

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Sinclair ‘Confident’ Fox RSNs Will Return to Dish

Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair, which owns the 22 Fox regional sports networks, said this week that he’s “confident” that the sports nets will return to Dish. The channels were removed last July when Dish could not reach a new carriage pact with Disney, which then owned them. (Disney sold the Fox-branded group to Sinclair

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Dish vs. Fox Sports: Dish Chief Speaks Out!

Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen once said he didn’t think the Fox regional sports networks would ever come back to his company’s satellite TV service. But yesterday, Ergen seemed to hold the door open for their return, albeit just slightly. Both Dish and its live streaming service, Sling TV, lost 22 different Fox Sports regional channels

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Why Would Dish Merge With DIRECTV?

Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen today said a merger between his company and DIRECTV is “inevitable.” Speaking to financial analysts following Dish’s release of its fourth quarter report, Ergen noted that the pay TV industry has lost millions of subscribers in the last few years due to rising subscriber fees caused by escalating programming costs. “The

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