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NBA TV Deal Affecting LeBron James’ Decisison and Other Stars

July 22nd, 2014

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Bucking the standard of signing lucrative, long-term contracts, NBA players are now agreeing to shorter deals in the hopes of cashing in on the league’s expected influx of television revenue in 2016.

It’s a recent trend that started at the very top of the league. Four-time league MVP LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $42 million contract in his return with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week, and reportedly intends to sign a new, long-term deal with the team in 2016. James could have signed a four-year deal in excess of $80 million, but clearly was looking further down the road. Read more

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Supreme Court Pulls the Plug on Aereo TV Streaming

July 21st, 2014

Aereo_logoThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to Aereo, an Internet service that allows customers to watch broadcast TV programs on mobile devices.

Launched a year ago in New York and then extended to 10 other U.S. cities, it allows customers to watch over-the-air TV programs on a smartphone, tablet, or computer for as little as $8 a month. Selections can be viewed live or recorded for later viewing. Read more

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HBO ‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode Spoilers, Recap and Cast News

July 20th, 2014

true-blood“True Blood” Season 7 is the final season of the hit HBO TV series. While Season 7 is already airing, the cast and crew just wrapped up filming all the episodes just a week ago.

In the Season 6 finale, the fans were abuzz about Eric’s nude sunbathing scene. There was also talk about what Eric’s role would be for Season 7. Read more

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How New York State Could Stop the Comcast-TWC Merger

July 19th, 2014

Comcast-Logo (1)This week, the world was reminded of just how awful Comcast can be, thanks to the recording of one appalling customer service call. But that flare-up was also a reminder of how many people could find themselves trapped in similar situations, with fewer ways out, if Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable goes through. Fortunately, all it takes is one state to stop it.

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Comcast ‘Embarrassed’ By Viral Service Call

July 18th, 2014

When a customer service call is described as “Kafkaesque” and “hellish,” you pretty much know how it’s going to go down before even taking a listen. But in case you haven’t heard the condescending, tedious call that’s lit up the Internet, here it is:

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Internet access becoming more politicized on Capitol Hill

July 17th, 2014

fcc-logoA recent blog at The Hill covered the growing concerns over net neutrality and the ability of politicians and lawmakers to control, or keep others from controlling, who can and cannot access what services over the internet. As the web quickly becomes an avenue for every day and necessary government and pubic services, such as health care and taxes, the issue of net neutrality and web access is no longe simply an issue of entertainment or consumerism. Read more

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NFL Sunday Ticket may be available to all this season

July 17th, 2014

NFL-sunday-ticketIt looks like NFL Sunday Ticket may no longer be just for DirecTV satellite users, which could be great news for millions of cable subscribers and DISH Network customers.

DirecTV announced on its website the introduction of NFLSundayTicket.tv, which allows subscribers to stream live, out-of-market games without requiring a dish. Fans can stream the contests on laptops, tablets, smartphones or using a gaming console. Read more

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Germany Argentina World Cup Final sets numerous viewership records

July 14th, 2014

Netherlands-argentina-world-Cup-350x198ESPN’s telecast of Wednesday’s Netherlands vs. Argentina FIFA World Cup semifinal match – a 0-0 tie in which Argentina advanced to the Final past Netherlands in a penalty kick shootout at Arena de Sao Paulo – ranks as the highest-rated and most-viewed World Cup semifinal match ever on any U.S. network, according to Nielsen. The match averaged a 4.3 U.S. household rating and 6,823,000 viewers on Dish Network and otherwise.

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World Cup: Where to Watch

June 18th, 2014

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As you’ve seen by now, this tournament seems to be taking on a life of its own in terms of recent world cups. First, you obviously have the added element of stations finally taking coverage serious in the United States. Read more

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World Cup games you can’t miss in week 2

June 16th, 2014

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World Cup Soccer is on DISH and sixty-four games will be played in the 2014 World Cup. Forty-eight of those will come in the group stage. While some viewers will look to catch every single minute of the tournament, many will need to pick and choose the best games. To help you decide which matches are essential viewing, here are five games that should be at the top of every fan’s schedule: Read more

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