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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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DISH and Bitcoin making news, first to accept the web 2.0 currency

June 16th, 2014

Bitcoin_euroDISH today announced that it will become the largest company to accept bitcoin. As the first subscription model pay-TV provider to make this move, DISH will begin accepting bitcoin payments from customers starting in the third quarter. DISH Network L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH).

“We always want to deliver choice and convenience for our customers and that includes the method they use to pay their bills,” said Bernie Han, DISH executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Bitcoin is becoming a preferred way for some people to transact and we want to accommodate those individuals.”

DISH has selected Coinbase as the payment processor for bitcoin transactions with customers who choose to pay their bill online with the bitcoin wallet of their choice. DISH will use Coinbase’s Instant Exchange(TM) feature to exchange bitcoin payments to U.S. dollars at the moment of the transaction. Read more

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Latest in Hopper and Dish Network Special Features

June 16th, 2014

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You’ll have plenty of opportunities to see the new spot this week on the following channels: EPSN, ESPN2, ESPNews, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, VH1, Food Network, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, History Channel, HGTV, Animal Planet and AMC. The spot will run throughout the summer. Read more

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Virtual Joey now working with PS3 and select smart TVs

June 10th, 2014

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The Virtual Joey is now available on PS3 consoles and select LG TV’s (2013 and newer), allowing customers to watch their Hopper from their gaming console or LG TV without connecting any additional equipment. Making DISH HD even easier to get. Users can then watch live shows and sports, DVR recordings and a thousandstrong selection of On Demand titles through their console. The app can be navigated using a Dish remote. Read more

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The World Cup’s Can’t Miss Games This Opening Week

June 10th, 2014

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The World will be watching on Thursday as Brazil opens their first ever FIFA World Cup, and the first World Cup every held in South America. All games will be carried on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2, as well as other international channels. Thanks to the location being relatively similar to the East Coast, most game times are fairly reasonably for American fans, with my kick-offs scheduled for noon, 3:00PM, 4:00PM and 6:00PM Eastern Standard Time. Below we’ll look at the games you cannot miss this weekend for the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup! Read more

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AT&T merger to bring SEC Network to DirecTV? Not so fast.

May 23rd, 2014

SEC Network is continuing to struggle with getting cable companies to pick up the sports channel, but the recent AT&T acquisition of DirecTV has some fans hoping they will get to watch the Texas A&M and South Carolina football game on August 28th.

SEC fans are hoping that even though AT&T U-verse has picked up SEC Network and DirecTV currently has not, the merger will mean that the channel line-up and bundling will mirror each other, and possibly even the SEC Network could be coming to current DirecTV customers. But SEC Network coming to DirecTV because of the merger might not happen so quickly. Read more

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FCC chairman grilled by Congress as net neutrality becomes hot topic

May 23rd, 2014

FCClogo-610The issue of net neutrality is finally getting its moment in the spotlight due to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to approve the proposed net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote along party lines. The vote begins 120 days of public commentary about how to regulate the Internet.

Net neutrality has long bored the very people that it is meant to protect, which is pretty much everyone with technology being as big as it is. The problem is complicated and I can’t even get my grandma to figure out how her e-mail works, let alone understand how the Internet is served up and delivered to her. Read more

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DISH one of few to have SEC Network, still not available to many fans

May 19th, 2014

In 3 months the new SEC Network will premier to the delight of many college sports fans in the South and around the country, if their cable company provides it. The channel is continuing with talks with some cable providers, but has not reached an agreement with the majority of them, including the number one cable provider in the country, Comcast. Read more

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Comcast merger strikes nerve with net neutrality

May 15th, 2014

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Comcast has been making some big news lately and not a lot of it has been particularly good. The cable and internet giant has been locked in discussions with the Federal Communications Commission(FCC) about their proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The merger would combine the #1 and #2 cable and Internet companies in America to make a huge company with a sprawling customer base and a massive share of the market. Read more

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