DirecTV subs to get XTRA package preview

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DirecTV subscribers with to the SELECT, ENTERTAINMENT, or CHOICE packages will get a free preview of the EXTRA package starting on Tuesday, August 26 and ending on Monday, September 1. The EXTRA package includes over 205 channels (60…

TV Providers Offer Preview of NFL RedZone Channel

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At least five television service providers are offering a free preview of NFL RedZone this coming Sunday, Aug. 16 as well as the following Sunday, Aug. 23 and Thursday, Aug. 28. DISH, Charter, Cox, Cablevision Optimum,…

Dish Anywhere App for Tablets Gets Overall

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If you’ve recently updated the DISH Anywhere app on your Android or iOS tablet you may have noticed it looks quite a bit different. The app has been completely redesigned, using more image-based navigation for sliding…

Dish to Carry SEC Network on Channel 404

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The launch of ESPN’s SEC Network is just days away, and as we near August 14 we’re starting to get word of channel locations for SEC through various providers. Today, Dish announced SEC Network will be…

DirecTV App Update Lets You Filter Free Movie Titles

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DirecTV has added nice little feature to their app for Android and iOS devices that allows you to filter for free titles in the movies section. To see all free titles, click on the “My: All…

DIRECTV will carry SEC Network upon launch [Updated]

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DirecTV has announced carriage of the SEC Network when it launches on August 14, just in time for the start of the season games featuring Texas A&M vs. South Carolina and Temple vs. Vanderbilt on August 28….

DIRECTV subs can try out Universal Sports Network through end of month

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At the same time DirecTV is offering a free trial of MLB Extra Innings, customers can get even more sports programming on NBC’s Universal Sports Network. From July 22 through July 31, the network is available…

DirecTV to offer MLB Extra Innings Trial Viewing with MLB.tv

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If you’re considering adding MLB Extra Innings to your service package here’s an opportunity to “try before you buy.” DirecTV is offering a free trial of the sports package starting this Friday, July 18 through  July…

DirecTV announces Fantasy Zone NFL Football Channel

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DirecTV has announced the DirecTV Fantasy Zone channel that’ll be available this coming season exclusively to NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscribers at no extra charge for the first year. The live fantasy football show will bring…

Dish goes wireless with new Joey & 802.11ac Wi-Fi Access Point

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This week Dish started offering a Wireless Joey that lets subscribers easily hook up additional TVs around the house without the need to run cables. The Wireless Joey connects to the Hopper Whole-Home DVR via 802.11ac…

DirecTV to give HBO and Cinemax previews to subscribers

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It’s time to make some room on your DVRs. Starting this Friday, June 20, DirecTV will offer customers previews of the HBO and Cinemax channels at no charge. Viewers can check out the latest episodes of…

Sorry DirecTV subscribers, but no FIFA World Cup action via WatchESPN [Updated]

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DirecTV subscribers as well as Cablevision customers, won’t be able to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup through WatchESPN enabled channels. Why? Because neither TV subscriber supports DirecTV doesn’t support the ESPN service. This means anyone with…

Dish Anywhere app updated for live FIFA World Cup coverage on Android & iOS

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The Dish Anywhere app for iOS and Android devices has been updated for live coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In addition, both platform updates for tablets and phones have fixed bugs related to receivers…

DirecTV Everywhere Channels You can Stream Away from Home

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One of the characteristics of TV Everywhere is the ability to view programming you pay for wherever you are, rather than only when you’re tied to your cable box at home. DirecTV’s TV Everywhere initiative provides…

AT&T to purchase DirecTV for $48.5 billion

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In a statement issued today AT&T will purchase DirecTV in a deal that’s said to be worth $48.5 billion. AT&T’s proposal will give DirecTV shareholders $95 per share, of which $66.50 will paid in stock and…

DIRECTV to give subscribers EXTRA package preview

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We just got word DirecTV will be offering subscribers a preview of all the channels included in the EXTRA package from May 25 through June 1st. The additional channels will be available for customers who are…

Showtime channels on preview this Mother’s Day weekend

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This Mother’s Day weekend you can get a preview of Showtime’s lineup of channels through most TV providers. The preview runs from Friday, May 9 through Monday, May 11. Providers that apparently are offering the preview…

DirecTV subs get HD Extra Pack channels preview

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Starting Thursday, May 1, DirecTV will offer subscribers a free trial of the HD Extra Pack. The optional channel package adds nine high-definition (HD) channels to your DIRECTV lineup, including the movie channels MGM HD, Hallmark Movie…

DirecTV Wireless Genie Mini now in all US markets

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DirecTV’s Wireless Genie Mini is now available in all US markets, providing wire-free installation of DirecTV service throughout your home. The Wireless Genie Mini (referred to as “WGM”), lets uses record, rewind, pause, and continue program…

The Weather Channel returns to DirecTV

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Early this morning The Weather Channel returned to the DirecTV channel lineup after several months of removal. As part of the agreement, The Weather Channel will reduce reality programming by half on weekdays, return instant local weather,…

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