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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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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 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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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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2014 NCAA Final Four Weekend Viewing Guide & Preview

April 5th, 2014

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Well it’s here, the final weekend in college basketball and the NCAA Tournament. What has been one of the crazier NCAA Tournaments in recent memory has actually produced mostly traditional programs for the final four teams and three games. UCONN, Florida and Kentucky have all won national championships since 2007, and Wisconsin is no slouch either. They games should be fantastic, and Vegas certainly agrees. Let’s check out the game times, channel guide and matchups below: Read more

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How might the SEC Network & DISH deal affect the football TV landscape?

April 4th, 2014

The news that DISH Network had paired with Disney to bring college football fans the ESPN SEC Network has set the college football world on high alert for this upcoming season. The nations most popular conference (winning six of the last seven national titles and countless awards and embarrassing losses for the Big10), will be just a click away for fans who follow the most prestigious conference in college sport. Read more

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