Dish, Nexstar deal renews networks in 46 markets

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Late last night, Dish and Nexstar announced an agreement had been made to renew 60 network-affiliated stations in 46 markets across the U.S. The deal comes after Dish was granted a third, but short extension on…

New Dish & CBS agreement blocks AutoHop feature

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After several weeks of discussions and contract extensions, Dish and CBS finally came to terms early this morning in a multifaceted agreement that includes retransmission of local CBS stations, as well CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel,…

Dish subscribers may lose CBS tonight [update]

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After a second extension to keep CBS channels on Dish has expired, subscribers tonight may find CBS and CBS Sports channels blacked out after 7:00 p.m. Eastern. The original agreement between the two companies ran out…

DirecTV & Harvey Weinstein to present two classic 60′s films on demand

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Here’s something you don’t see every day. DirecTV and The Weinstein Company’s Harvey Weinstein have partnered to bring two classic films to DirecTV on demand in January. El Cid (1961) starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren, and Circus World (1964)…

Eight Turner channels restored to Dish lineup

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It’s been about a month since eight Turner Broadcasting-owned channels were pulled from the Dish lineup due to a failure of both companies to reach a new distribution agreement. The good news is over the weekend…

Dish subscribers may lose TBS & TNT

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In an ongoing dispute between with Turner Broadcasting, Dish subscribers stand to lose two more channels after December 5th when distribution agreements for TBS and TNT expire. The popular networks will join the already pulled eight…

DirecTV launching 4k On-Demand content for Samsung Ultra HD TVs

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DirecTV will begin offering 4k content on-demand to subscribers starting Friday, November 14, with titles priced from $3.99-$15.99 each. The service will launch with popular movie titles in 4k resolution such as Forrest Gump, Star Trek (2009), and Transformers: Age…

Dish, Turner dispute continues, eight channels still black

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It’s almost been two weeks now since Dish subscribers lost eight channels because of a dispute between Dish and Turner Broadcasting. The two companies failed to come to a new distribution agreement before the past agreement’s…

DIRECTV lowers price of NFL Sunday Ticket packages

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Access to every out-of-market NFL game on Sundays has just gotten a lot cheaper. DirecTV has lowered the price of NFL Sunday Ticket as the 2014/2015 season enters its ninth week, offering NFL Sunday Ticket Max…

NBA offers 1 week of NBA League Pass with over 40 games

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Just in time for the start of the 2014/2015 season, the NBA today started offering TV subscribers a one week preview of NBA League Pass. During the first week, viewers will able to watch up to 40…

DirecTV subs will get 1 week of NBA League Pass

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DirecTV subscribers will get a free week of NBA League Pass when the 2014 season starts Tuesday, October 28th. During the first week of the season, 56 games are scheduled to be played through November 4th….

Dish subs lose Turner channels, possibly more to come

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Dish subscribers lost several Turner Broadcasting-owned channels last Monday night due to an expired distribution agreement that was not renewed. The expired channels include CNN, Boomerang, HLN, Cartoon Network, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, and CNN en…

Here’s how to hide duplicate SD channels on DirecTV

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If you’re like most of us around here you probably haven’t tuned-in to a standard-definition channel since you bought a high-definition TV. So why is it that we need to scroll through all the SD duplicates…

Dish subscribers get six channel previews

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Dish subscribers are being treated to a special preview of six channels this month at no charge, including DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (formerly Hallmark Movie Channel), Logo HD, and SundanceTV (formerly known…

Hockey fans: DirecTV offers NHL Center Ice channel preview

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If you’re a hockey fan and haven’t already subscribed to NHL Center Ice, DirecTV is offering a free preview of the channel package starting today, October 8th through October 25th. During the preview period, DirecTV subscribers can…

DIRECTV App Update for Phones adds Live Streaming from Home Screen

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If you’re a DirecTV customer the latest update to the Android and iOS phone apps is certainly worth your time. While streaming live TV (even away from home) has been a feature of the DirecTV app…

DIRECTV restores Raycom local broadcast stations

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In what threatened to be a blackout of NFL games yesterday, in local markets that cover New Orleans Saints’ and Cleveland Browns’ games, DirecTV and Raycom Media reached a new agreement to get 43 local stations back…

DISH Rolls Out ESPN Fantasy Football App on Hopper DVR

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Dish’s rollout of the ESPN Fantasy Football app will begin this evening for customers with the Hopper Whole-Home DVR system, just in time for opening weekend of the 2014/2015 NFL  season. The free ESPN app delivers real-time…

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,…

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