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Today, 06:33 AM
18
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: DirecTV, Dish, Verizon balk at offer to carry Dodgers
 
(desertsun.com) - On Monday, Time Warner Cable agreed to broadcast the Dodgers’ final six regular-season games on local broadcast station KDOC so more fans could see the Dodgers clinch the National League West title. But KDOC, an independent station based in Orange County, is not available in the Coachella Valley. KDOC is only carried in the Los Angeles metro area, so it turns out that Dodgers fans in the desert still won’t see their team next week on DirecTV, Verizon FiOS and Dish Network after all.
 
“Unfortunately, KDOC is not available to Dodger fans in a few areas such as Desert Cities,” said Andrew Fegyveresi, a Time Warner Cable spokesman. “If any other operator wants access to the games, they can reach out to us and we would be willing to offer them a free preview of SportsNet LA from September 22nd to the 28th so that their customers can see the Dodgers during this thrilling pennant chase.”
 
When contacted by The Desert Sun on Wednesday, DirecTV, Dish and Verizon FiOS representatives all indicated they would decline Time Warner Cable’s offer....
 

Today, 06:33 AM
18
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: AT&T's Stankey: Company will end up spending more on content after DirecTV purchase
 
(fiercecable.com) - Belying his company's earlier claims that its proposed purchase of DirecTV could yield synergies of around $1.6 billion in regard to programming acquisitions, AT&T Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey said content costs could actually increase for the combined company if AT&T's ambitious programming goals are realized.
 
Speaking Tuesday at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment event in New York, Stankey said the "absolute dollar amount we spend on content will probably go up, but we'll be investing in a lot more business models."...
 

Today, 06:31 AM
18
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix's latest series is a romantic comedy co-written by Judd Apatow
 
(engadget.com) - The streaming service has reached a deal with Legendary Television to release Love, an "excruciatingly honest" romantic comedy penned by 40 Year-Old Virgin producer Judd Apatow, Inglourious Basterds' Paul Rust and Girls' Lesley Arfin. You won't see the end result until 2016, but Netflix is already confident that you'll like it. The company has already committed to two seasons (22 episodes total) sight unseen...
 

Yesterday, 06:02 AM
17
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Chromecast finally plays nice with Disney videos, Twitch streams
 
(engadget.com) - Heads up, Chromecast owners - your $35 media-flinging dongle just got a new infusion of oomph. Google announced on its official Chrome blog earlier today that users can now stream content from a slew of Disney apps (think WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD for the young'uns) as well as iHeartRadio and Twitch...
 

Sep 16 2014 04:27 AM
16
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


DirecTV, Dish to broadcast Dodgers' final six games
 
(desertsun.com) - Millions of Dodgers fans across Southern California have been unable to watch much of the action this season as Time Warner Cable is the only major TV distributor that offers the Dodgers' new network, SportsNet LA, which carries the Dodgers games.
 
The goodwill move announced Monday morning enables Dodgers fans who are DirecTV, Dish Network and Verizon FiOS customers to watch the last week of the regular season as the Dodgers close in on the National League West pennant....
 

Sep 15 2014 05:55 AM
15
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix officially says 'enchanté' to France
 
(engadget.com) - The streaming media service has finally launched in France, and it's expected to go live in five other countries later this week, too. The kicker? France hasn't exactly been thrilled with the idea of an American media company swooping in and romancing its customers with the lure of Orange Is The New Black or (the seriously excellent) Bojack Horseman. Competitors like CanalPlay, a video-on-demand service run by Canal+, have been busy fleshing out their catalogs and snapping up rights to shows like House of Cards while Numericable just gave its customers free access to hundreds of shows to boot....
 

Sep 12 2014 04:19 AM
12
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Verizon eyes 2015 launch for internet TV service, chats à la carte options
 
(engadget.com) - During remarks at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York, CEO Lowell McAdam said that the launch of the wireless company's online TV service would arrive "probably late in the first half of 2015." What's more, McAdam also explained that the days of bundled channels could soon be over, saying "nobody wants to have 300 channels on their wireless device." This could lead to a transition towards a more à la carte line-up including "customized channels" that target specific groups of viewers...
 

Sep 12 2014 04:18 AM
12
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


STARZ Considering Going Direct To Consumer Via Web Without Pay TV Tie-In
 
(deadline.com) - Add Starz CEO Chris Albrecht to the list of premium channel chiefs who are seriously thinking about using the Internet to offer his programming directly to consumers — including those who don’t buy the pay TV bundle. “It’s not about a la carte,” he told the Goldman Sachs Communacopia investor confab in NYC. “It’s about adapting the technology and our businesses to what’s happening demographically” where 15% of millennials don’t subscribe to pay TV. The issue isn’t so much whether they’ll be so-called cord-nevers: Since most subscribe to broadband, “the question is whether they’ll be video nevers.”...
 

Sep 11 2014 05:01 AM
11
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


A Guide To What's On Your TV This Fall
 
 
Fall Preview (tvguide.com)
Fall 2014 TV Premiere Dates (rottentomatoes.com)
Fall TV schedule 2014 (insidetv.ew.com)
2014 College Football TV Schedule (usatoday.com)
 

Sep 11 2014 04:59 AM
11
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Viacom brings 22 channels to Sony's upcoming internet TV service
 
(engadget.com) - Sony's future cloud-based TV service shouldn't be hurting for content. Viacom has forged a deal that will bring 22 of its networks (including Comedy Central and Nickelodeon) to the streaming platform when it launches late this year -- the first time Viacom has provided its channels to any live internet TV service....
 



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