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April 19th, 2015

Dish Adds Netflix

Per DTV Deals, DISH got the jump on industry competitors by becoming the first major pay-TV provider to offer whole-home Netflix to its customers. DISH has also become the first major pay-TV provider to offer its customers direct access to Vevo – a growing stalwart in music entertainment – directly from their set-top boxes. Read more

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Game on: ‘Game of Thrones’ smashes records again

April 19th, 2015


In a move Varys the Spider would be proud of, the first four episodes of Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” were leaked the weekend before the premier aired, making the ratings record set by the season premier even more impressive. If HBO executives were concerned that the leak would hurt viewership numbers, their concerns were well assuaged once the numbers came rolling in. Read more

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Roku 3: The Streaming Awakens

April 17th, 2015

Roku, the company taking cord-cutting outside of maternity wards, recently announced two updates to their service – an improved search function and upgrades to two of their players.roku-388

The improvement to Roku’s search feature is a humble but efficient ability to search for programming by streaming channel name. With over 2,000 streaming channels available, this provides Roku users an easier way to locate their favorite content. “Roku Feed” is another helpful addition to Roku’s service, which allows users to follow programs and movies they want to watch. “We’re launching it with a focus on ‘Movies Coming Soon,’ ending the guessing game around when a box office hit is available for streaming, which services offer the movie or how much it costs at a given time,” said Roku CEO Anthony Wood in an April 6th blog post. Read more

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HBO added to Sling TV in time for Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley

April 13th, 2015


Streaming times were a bit rocky last night for the premieres of Game of Thrones Season 5 and Silicon Valley Season 2 — though HBO Now streaming has been shaky since the get-go, so this isn’t necessarily a surprise — but Sling customers are certainly happy about adding the most popular premium TV service in the country for a mere $15 dollars — and free for a week for new subscribers.  Read more

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Four episodes of Game of Thrones leaked hours before premiere

April 12th, 2015

The much anticipated fifth season premeire of HBO’s Game of Thrones is upon us — there are even guides on how to watch it — but HBO isn’t going to be happy that the first few episodes may have just leaked online. Read more

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Two HBO hits to debut new seasons in April

April 8th, 2015

It’s tough to get away from HBO’s net when you’re around the TV industry. It’s everywhere. Sling TV just added HBO service to their Dish-product at just $15 dollars…HBO is now available on Apple TV…and HBO of course continues to remake the entire TV series industry with movie-sized budgets and Hollywood-esque crews. Read more

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3 World Cups to watch in Summer 2015

April 2nd, 2015

“The” World Cup, or at least the FIFA Men’s Soccer World Cup that we all know and love, might have been last summer, and the Cricket World Cup may have just ended, but there’s still plenty of world class tournament action to catch on the tube this summer. No football and basketball? No problem.

Women’s World Cup – Canada – June 6 to July 5

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Get DISH on your PlayStation 4 or PS3 right now

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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