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March 30th, 2015

If you’re one of SONY PlayStation’s millions of users you might have wondered why you need a DVR set at all, doesn’t your PlaySation already do that stuff? Do you really need all those extra wires and boxes? Read more

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Preview

March 28th, 2015

The Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen houses are back next month as the new season of Game of Thrones roars back on to our screens. Season 5 kicks off on HBO and HBO GO on April 12th for what will likely be the hottest show on TV throughout the Spring and Summer once again.

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Federal commission hammers DirecTV for “deceptive advertising”

March 18th, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has formally charged DIRECTV with deceptively advertising a discounted 12-month programming package because it fails to clearly disclose that the package requires a two-year contract.

The main squeeze of the debate, according to the FTC, is that DIRECTV does not clearly disclose that the cost of the package will increase by up to $45 more per month in the customer’s second year, and that an early cancellation fee of up to $480 can apply if consumers cancel the package before the end of the two-year period. Read more

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‘Better Call Saul’ ratings records continue to show where TV is headed

March 9th, 2015

betterIt’s been a month since Better Call Saul challenged the cable premiere records, and while the Breaking Bad spinoff may have piggy-backed some off of The Walking Dead‘s incredible numbers, it’s still amazing how far cable has come in just a few short years, ad AMC isn’t letting up in the competition they’re giving other premium providers.

Even with their massive success, AMC may have needed this second burst to take them where they want to go as HBO’s proverbial little brother. Better Call Saul just might do it. Read more

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AT&T replaced by Apple in Prestigious Dow Jones

March 6th, 2015

According to reports by the The Wall Street Journal, Apple has been invited to join the Dow Jones Industrial Average, one of the most exclusive stock indexes in the world, and AT&T is being removed from the Dow Jones to make space. Read more

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DISH entering home services market slowly but surely

March 4th, 2015

As in the Internet of Everything comes closer and closer with lamps, refrigerators and TVs all connected and sharing data, it’s only natural for the media-first companies to look to dip their toe into this growing sector. Read more

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DISH and Chromecast

March 2nd, 2015

Chromecast opened up its API to third party apps in 2014, and some content providers have created apps that work with Chromecast even if the device does not have native support. Dish has built a seamless app that works natively with Chromecast for the Sling, and for those Chromecast users who might be a little adventurous, there are some alternatives as well. Read more

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REPORT: FCC Net Neutrality measure passes

March 1st, 2015

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On Thursday, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) successfully voted on and passed Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed net neutrality plan, which reclassified broadband Internet connections under Title II of the Communications Act. You can read about Wheeler’s plan in detail here, but long story short, the measure classified large ISPs as “common carriers” and essentially opened up the regulation of the internet as a public utility. Read more

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Sling TV is here: What You Need to Know

February 27th, 2015

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Dish’s new offering, the first fully legal over-the-web TV service with ESPN, Sling TV, has finally been launched this month and it’s making quite the stir. While DISH will no doubt be adding features left and right (ESPN3 access was just added, and there are reportedly channels on the way like AMC and EPIX movie channels), let’s take a look at what’s available now. Read more

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FCC set to make Net Neutrality vote tomorrow

February 25th, 2015

fcc-logoFCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan will go before the FCC board on Thursday for a vote on the “net neutrality” measures that have been proposed this month. Wheeler’s plan has been praised as relatively nonpartisan, and it has the support of the Obama administration, in the FCC’s attempt to “reclassify” broadband internet as a Class II utility under the Communications Act, bringing some measures of utility-like oversight by the federal government for broadband networks. Read more

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