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Apr 06 2015 01:14 PM
Apr 2015
Posted By: Stewart Vernon

DISH Expands Multi-Sport Pack with Launch of Outside Television


WESTPORT, Conn. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network L.L.C. and Outside Television today announced Outside Television will join DISH's Multi-Sport Pack of premium sports entertainment immediately, giving millions of active outside enthusiasts across the nation the opportunity to enjoy the popular action channel based on Outside Magazine and its acclaimed adventurist brand. Full press release here.


Discussion starts here.

Mar 31 2015 11:05 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: James Long


DISH Network L.L.C., Major League Baseball (MLB) and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) have reached a wide-ranging multi-year agreement that includes the launch of MLB EXTRA INNINGS on DISH, including authenticated access to the #1 LIVE streaming sports service, MLB.TV. The deal also sets the stage for in-market streaming of MLB games in the future. DISH and MLB Network also reached a multi-year renewal agreement for continued carriage of MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone, including digital rights for those channels on DISHAnywhere.com and via the DISH AnywhereTM app.

Press release and discussion here.

Mar 20 2015 10:06 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

Apple TV revamp coming in June with Siri and App Store
(engadget.com) - The company is reportedly planing to announce a new Apple TV at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, according to Buzzfeed. And yes, sources say it'll pack in just about everything you've been hoping for: a real App Store, Siri-powered voice commands, and the usual spec bumps (including the new A8 processor and more storage). Nothing's confirmed just yet, but it certainly makes sense that we'll see a new Apple TV at WWDC, especially since we're hearing Apple's planning to debut its long-awaited TV service and Beats-powered streaming music service soon....

Mar 18 2015 04:42 PM
Mar 2015
Posted By: James Long

Sling TV Launches on Xbox One

* Xbox One users now have access to live sports, movie, lifestyle, family and news channels with Sling TV, including ESPN, AMC, Adult Swim and more
* Exclusive limited-time offers for new Sling TV customers on Xbox One
* Sling TV users can control their experience on Xbox One through Kinect voice and gesture control, Pinning and Snapping

Press Release and discussion here

Sling TV to Deliver A&E Network Channels by End of March

* A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime to join “Best of Live TV” core package priced at $20 per month
* “Lifestyle Extra” launches with truTV, Cooking Channel, DIY and WE tv, with FYI and LMN coming soon, priced at $5 per month
* “World News Extra” launches with Bloomberg TV, HLN, Euro News, France 24 and more, priced at $5 per month

Press Release and discussion here

Mar 11 2015 01:16 PM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

Feds accuse DirecTV of deceptive ads, seek millions in refunds
(LA Times) - Federal regulators on Wednesday accused satellite giant DirecTV of deceptive advertising for not clearly disclosing that a discounted 12-month package required a two-year contract that included a rate hike and large early cancellation fee.
The Federal Trade Commission said there were other misleading practices in DirecTV's offers regarding free premium channels and is seeking "many millions of dollars" in refunds.

Mar 11 2015 08:58 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

SolarCity and DIRECTV Make Solar Power More Accessible and Affordable to Homeowners Across the Country
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) and DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) are teaming up to make affordable solar power even more accessible for homeowners in major cities across the country. The two companies announced the first-of-its-kind program at DIRECTV's California Broadcast Center facility today in Long Beach where SolarCity recently installed a one-megawatt solar system....

Mar 04 2015 09:11 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

What We Know About AT&T/DirecTV’s Proposed Wireless Broadband Service
(consumerist.com) - Last fall, an AT&T exec claimed that if his company was allowed to merge with DirecTV it could deploy some sort of wireless data service that delivered around 15Mbps to rural customers, but since then there has been very little talk of what this service would actually look like or how and where it would be deployed. But a dig through regulatory filings on the merger turns up a little more info....

Mar 04 2015 08:54 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

Showtime Anytime now available on Dish
Showtime Networks announced that its online-video service — Showtime Anytime — is now available to Dish Network customers who subscribe to the premium cable service.

Mar 01 2015 07:11 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

New on Netflix and Amazon Prime for March 2015

Feb 27 2015 08:52 AM
Feb 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

Update: Documents Access Case Might Delay Regulatory Approval of AT&T-DirecTV Deal
(forbes.com) - AT&T‘s acquisition of satellite-TV provider DirecTV and the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable could be delayed as an ongoing federal case about access to sensitive cable industry documents is complicating the review process. AT&T had agreed to acquire DirecTV in May of last year and regulatory approvals by the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission were expected to take about a year....

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