Q. A friend of mine has Comcast and he says that the new Peacock streaming service is very cool. Do you know when it will be available to everyone? And will it be free? He says it’s free on Comcast. — Yardley, Baltimore. Yardley, I have good news for you. But let me first offer
Q. I have DIRECTV and I used to get channels for Fox, NBC, ABC and all the networks from New York and Los Angeles, but now I just get Fox. Why is that? Didn’t you write an article saying AT&T got new agreements with everyone but ABC? — Jim, town withheld. Jim, I will try
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
Q. I’m thinking of buying a 4K TV to watch all the new shows on the new Fall TV season. Is this a good time to buy one? — Terry, Milwaukee. The four big networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox) will kick off their new Fall lineups next week, debuting new shows and returning old
Q. I want to get rid of my cable provider, but I don’t want to miss my local channels. I would get an antenna, but it won’t work where I live, a rural county in Maryland. I’ve heard of Locast, but a friend tells me that it’s been declared illegal to watch. Is that true?
Q. It’s the scary season, but I can’t find the Chiller Channel anywhere in my DIRECTV lineup. Where is it?! I want to watch some Halloween movies. — Cheryl, Los Angeles. Cheryl, I can’t tell you how many people have asked me about Chiller during the last few weeks. But I’m sorry to inform you
The networks have set off an explosion of pink slips over the last week, canceling 24 different prime time shows. May is the time when networks reshuffle their upcoming fall lineups so it’s not a surprise that so many shows would be sent packing now. Click Amazon: Today’s Deals of the Day. Click Amazon: Roku
Q. I’m a big fan of the Chiller Channel, but I can’t find it on DIRECTV anymore. Did they get rid of it? I hope not because it had the best horror films anywhere! — Karen, Topeka, Kansas. Karen, I’m sorry to inform you that the Chiller Channel isn’t on DIRECTV anymore. Or on any
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The Super Bowl is over with a clear victory for the underdog Philadelphia Eagles over the New England Patriots. However, the game delivered a split verdict for fans of live streaming. Here is a recap of the Good, the Bad, and The Ugly of watching the big game without a pay TV subscription, or antenna.
AT&T has revealed that DIRECTV will carry portions of this month’s 2018 Winter Olympics from Seoul, Korea in 4K, and 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range). Comcast-owned NBC announced last month it will distribute coverage of the games in 4K and 4K HDR to participating pay TV providers. (NBC has the exclusive broadcast rights to the
If you don’t have cable or satellite, don’t worry about missing the Super Bowl. NBC will stream the game for free on its web sites (NBCSports.com, NBC.com) and the NBC Sports app. In fact, the network has announced it will offer 11 hours of Super Bowl coverage for free next Sunday starting at noon (ET)