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Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

DirecTV 'hopes to provide' SEC Network
(USAToday.com) - DirecTV has made a statement regarding the SEC Network, arguing it is fighting for non-sports fans while still hoping to carry the network when it launches next month.
"We're in the middle of productive discussions with Disney over ESPN's new SEC Network and hope to be able to provide it as soon as we possibly can," the undated statement reads....
No joke - Sen. Al Franken asks regulators to 'carefully scrutinize" AT&T-DirecTV deal
(FierceTelecom.com) - U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has turned his anti-merger fervor towards AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV.
In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Assistant Attorney General William Baer, Franken urged regulators to "carefully scrutinize" the deal with the viewpoint that "the combined entity will have enhanced power in virtually every corner of the telecommunications market."
Livestream the MLB All-Star Game next week thanks to FOX Sports Go
(Engadget.com) - It doesn't matter if you're planning on getting cozy on the couch or watching next week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game while in transit. Thanks to FOX Sports Go, the network that shares the same moniker will stream the game that features the best (or most popular) players from both the American and National Leagues. The app will offer both English and Spanish versions of the event, with the first pitch set for 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, July 15th....
iTunes Extras now available on Apple TV
(Engadget.com) - Apple's iTunes Extras feature has offered customers a behind-the-scenes look at rented movies for some time, but up until now it only existed on the desktop. Thanks to an update that went out yesterday, you'll now be able to view iTunes Extras on your Apple TV. To get the additional content, your device must be running software version 6.2, which was released last week....
Verizon insists streaming slowdowns are on Netflix
(Engadget.com) - Netflix and Verizon have been playing the blame game for months, and despite an April agreement to alleviate the situation customers are still seeing low-res streams and buffering screens (the FCC says it's investigating). Today, Verizon published its own blog post to "dispel the Congestion Myth" with some data that showing why Netflix is responsible for the hangups....

Jul 10 2014 06:14 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

ACA urges FCC to make DirecTV and Dish pay regulatory fees
(FierceCable.com) - The American Cable Association is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to impose regulatory fees on DBS providers DirecTV and Dish Network equal to those currently charged to cable providers.
Currently, DirecTV and Dish pay less burdensome regulatory fees as satellite operators, which amount to about 6 cents per every subscriber, according to the ACA....

Jul 10 2014 06:13 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

Satellite operator Dish Network has come out against the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
(Time.com) - Satellite operator Dish Network has come out against the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The pay-TV giant voiced its concerns with the pending merger in a meeting with the Federal Communications Commission earlier this week, according to a filing released Wednesday....

Jul 10 2014 06:12 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

Supreme Court said Aereo is a cable company, so now it wants to be treated like one
(Engadget.com) - Despite Aereo's best efforts, the Supreme Court decided that its service was too much like cable TV and therefore its unlicensed streaming of TV broadcasts were illegal. Now, after putting its service on pause, Aereo has filed a letter with the US District Court saying that since the Court said it's like a cable system, it is entitled to the same statutory license that cable companies pay broadcasters....

Jul 09 2014 10:55 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

Harbinger sues Dish, Ergen for $1.5 billion over LightSquared
(CNBC) - July 9 (Reuters) - Harbinger Capital Partners has sued Dish Network Corp and its chairman, Charles Ergen, for at least $1.5 billion, accusing them of trying to strip the hedge fund of its control of bankrupt wireless company LightSquared.
Dish and Ergen engaged in "an illegal scheme involving mail and wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tortious interference, and abuse of process," said the complaint. "Defendants wrongfully and deceptively created chaos in the bankruptcy proceedings so that Harbinger would lose control of the LightSquared board."...

Jul 08 2014 06:48 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

Music Vault brings 12,000 classic concert clips to YouTube
(Engadget.com) - Even if you weren't born yet on July 7th, 1970 you can now catch the Who's classic Tanglewood concert thanks to Music Vault. It's just unveiled an avalanche of classic concert videos, 12,000 in all, on its YouTube video channel. Those include concerts from the Who, Dylan and Springsteen (among others), newer shows like Deer Tick in Vermont during Hurricane Irene and archives from Woodstock, the now-defunct Capitol Theater in New Jersey and the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals....

Jul 07 2014 06:01 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

DirecTV is adding a live fantasy football channel to 'NFL Sunday Ticket'
(USA Today) - The Fantasy Zone channel will be broadcasting while games are in progress, but will focus solely on how the live action is affecting the day’s fantasy stats, with up to the minute game-to-game analysis, stats and on-screen tickers that offer projections and key player updates. Hosting the channel will be former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones and Kay Adams, who has established herself as a fantasy sports expert for NBC Sports’ Rotoworld site....

Jul 07 2014 05:49 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

Fans Canceling SiriusXM Subscriptions in Wake of Cohost’s Firing

(The Blaze) - “Opie and Anthony” fans are canceling subscriptions to SiriusXM in reaction to the satellite radio company firing cohost Anthony Cumia last week for racially charged tweets, according to The Wrap....

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Jul 04 2014 05:40 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

Univision to end free streaming of World Cup games
(Engadget.com) - Many people in the US, even those who don't speak or understand Spanish, have been using the Univision Deportes app to watch the World Cup. To a certain degree, this was due to the fact that Univision's service was completely free for anyone to enjoy, meaning it didn't require any authentication through a cable or internet service provider. 
Unfortunately, that's all changing as of today.... 

Jul 03 2014 05:54 AM
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

Samsung is closing its video store, but your purchases will survive
(Engadget.com) - Samsung revealed that it was shuttering its book and music stores not long ago, and today it's saying goodbye to its last paid content portal, the Video and Media Hub. The tech firm has announced that it's closing the shop on August 1st to "focus on exciting new video products" -- and, no doubt, to stay on Google's good side....

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