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Yesterday, 01:21 PM
1
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: WBOC and FOX21 Reach Agreement with DIRECTV
 
(WBOC.com) - SALISBURY, Md.- Craig Jahelka, vice president & general manager of WBOC-TV issued the following statement early Friday: 
"WBOC-TV and FOX21 are pleased to announce we will continue to be available to DIRECTV subscribers. We have reached an agreement designed to secure continued carriage of our top-rated stations on DIRECTV for the foreseeable future.
 
"We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the support and understanding our family, friends and neighbors here on Delmarva have demonstrated during the past week."
 

Yesterday, 05:41 AM
1
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


New On Netflix for August 2014
 
 

Jul 30 2014 05:21 AM
30
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix cut a deal with AT&T, just like the ones with Verizon and Comcast
 
(Engadget.com) - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings already laid out his disapproval of the ISPs and their policies, and more recently suggested that if the Comcast / Time Warner Cable merger goes through, the combined behemoth should be barred from charging for interconnects. We wouldn't be surprised to hear something similar about the proposed AT&T / DirecTV combo too, and with the FCC's recent statements on this issue we suspect things are far from settled....
 

Jul 30 2014 05:20 AM
30
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Apple TV gets two new apps: Fox Now and CNBC
 
(Engadget.com) - Apple TV is adding Fox Now and CNBC to its ever-growing content repertoire, though there are the usual pay-TV caveats to consider. If you do have the right subscription, however, you can unlock each application's full potential right away, which means access to a lot more videos, live and on-demand....
 

Jul 29 2014 07:32 AM
29
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: AT&T and DirecTV Merger Passes Brazil Antitrust Regulators
 
(Latinpost.com) - AT&T and DirecTV's proposed merger has gained significant steam, the company said during its second quarter earnings call.
 
The deal has passed cleanly through antitrust regulators in Brazil and reviewing committees in three U.S. states, AT&T CFO John Stephens said to investors and analysts Wednesday....
 

Jul 24 2014 10:57 AM
24
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


WBOC and FOX21 Could Disappear from DIRECTV Channel Lineup After July 31
 
(WBOC.com) - SALISBURY, Md.- WBOC and FOX21, the local CBS and FOX affiliates found on Channels 16 and 21, on Thursday announced that despite prolonged negotiations, it appears that DIRECTV is unwilling to carry the stations past the end of its current contract. If no agreement is reached, WBOC and FOX21 will no longer be seen on DIRECTV after midnight Thursday, July 31, 2014.
 
Craig Jahelka, vice president and general manager, explained that WBOC and FOX21 are asking for far less than what DIRECTV pays for national networks like ESPN – even though WBOC's and FOX21's ratings are much higher than ESPN's ratings....
 

Jul 23 2014 06:39 AM
23
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


DIRECTV and DISH Support Passage of STELA Reauthorization by U.S. House of Representatives
 
(Marketwatch.com) - DIRECTV and DISH Network issued the following statement today in support of Congressional efforts to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA):
 
"On behalf of our 34 million DIRECTV and DISH satellite television customers, we thank the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, along with the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Judiciary Committee, for their bipartisan work to reauthorize STELA for five more years. We support H.R. 4572, the ‘STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014,’ as an important step in Congress’ 2014 STELA reauthorization process....
 

Jul 22 2014 06:56 AM
22
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


FXX unveils Simpsons World portal to drooling critics
 
(Hitfix.com) - Every episode ever, in an order that's easy to browse, but also easy to search. (The original "Simpsons" clips from "The Tracey Ullman Show" are not currently part of the package, but FX is talking to Matt Groening about it; "I know Matt has a very open mind to that," said FX COO Chuck Saftler. "The Simpsons Movie" will appear intermittently on the app, but won't be available constantly.
 
Now, Simpsons World will, like FX's FXNow service, require cable authentication, and for your provider to have a deal with FX, at least to watch full episodes. At the moment, FX has deals with about 60 percent of the country's providers, including AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox and Time-Warner, and Saftler sounded very confident that they will close deals with the other 40 percent in the next year or so. (Customers demanding access to Simpsons World will certainly give FX leverage in negotiations with providers.) The app will be available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Samsung, XBox1 and XBox360 as of now....
 

Jul 22 2014 06:56 AM
22
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix crosses 50 million subscribers worldwide and takes aim at Comcast / TWC
 
(Engadget.com) - It looks like that (pending 2 years for existing customers) price hike hasn't greatly affected Netflix's popularity, as it announced today that it has 50 million customers altogether. About 36 million of them are in the US, and Netflix specified that's about to launch in more European countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg) in September. Its profit also more than doubled this quarter, up to $71 million from about $30 million in the same period last year....
 

Jul 21 2014 06:49 AM
21
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


FiOS Customers Get Free Upload Speed Boost
 
Customer upgrades to equalized download and upload speeds will continue throughout the fall, starting with customers enrolled in My Rewards+ or who join the program now. If you’re a bit of a procrastinator, don’t worry. 
 
Customers do not need to do anything to receive the new upload speeds. For those who don’t want to wait, visit the Verizon My Rewards+ page to sign up for the program. Otherwise, upgrades will be phased in throughout coming months....
 



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