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A Bagful of Sugar Rot: Is Subscriber 'Support' Just Some Kind of Trick in the Pay-TV Provider Wars?

Marie Woolf | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media
Marie Woolf

When CNN and six other channels suddenly vanished from Dish Network on October 21 due to failed contract negotiations with content provider Turner Broadcasting, I decided to go along with the gag, for one of my masochistic little experiments in customer service.

The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Doctor Who, Transparent, Peaky Blinders, Kingpin and More Non-Broadcast Newsmakers of the New TV Season

Ed Martin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

It has been years since the opening weeks of a new television season truly "belonged" to broadcast -- but it seems that this year, in particular, the "other guys" have been coming on especially strong, with big news, bold moves and some of the most exciting new shows of 2014.

AT&T's Top 13 Broken Promises. DIRECTV Merger? 'Giga'-Me-a-Break!

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T must be investigated for its previous failures to fulfill basic commitments in prior mergers, especially the AT&T-BellSouth merger. And the states should go back and examine whether customers have been paying extra for decades based on commitments never fulfilled.

Nick Jonas Will Be Nude And Possibly Gay Or Bisexual In His New Show

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices

We know that Nick Jonas has flashed his abs at gay clubs in New York City, but now, it looks like we may see him flash his abs as a gay or bisexual ch...

Family Sues DirecTV Because Sex Offenders Shouldn't Be Going Into Customers' Homes

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - A Dallas family has sued satellite television provider DirecTV after a man making a serv...

The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them ...

Fantasy Football Channel Coming To A TV Near You

Awful Announcing | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

By Ken Fang, Awful Announcing Adding to its arsenal of live out-of-market football games and the Red Zone Channel, DirecTV will add a live fantasy ...

(VIDEO) Beet Commentary: Big Upside in DirecTV-AT&T Deal Resides in Mobile & Latin America, Ashley J. Swartz

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

While programming has been cited as a motivator for the AT&T-DirectTV deal, the biggest benefits may lie in wireless and Latin America, says Ashle...

The FCC, Net Neutrality, and Corporate Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Joseph A. Palermo

For years now the corporate Internet Service Providers have been pushing for a tiered system of Internet delivery. They want the FCC to allow them to construct "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the Internet.

Your Ridiculously High Cable Bill Could Go Up Even More

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The cost of TV has been rising at a breathless pace. And thanks to a couple of pending mega-mergers, it could get even worse. The price for basic c...

This May Kill The AT&T-DirecTV Merger

Reuters | Liana B. Baker | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - If DirecTV is unable to strike a deal with the National Football League to renew the satellite TV operator's contract to offer the popular...

AT&T To Acquire DirecTV For $48.5 BILLION

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

By RYAN NAKASHIMA, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or ...

Is AT&T About To Take Over DirecTV?

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

April 30 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV company, the Wall Street Journal reported, ci...

Discovery Just Bought A TV Channel For Your Dog

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.11.2014 | TV

Finally, there's a way for your dog to relax after a ruff day. Discovery Communications, which owns Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet, just ...

Jon Ward

You Cannot Escape The Cyborg Campaign Ads Of The Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to the future of inescapable campaign election ads. It's the fall of 2016 and a 20-something couple is sitting down to watch ...

20 Million DirecTV Customers Lose The Weather Channel

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 20 million DirecTV customers nationwide are without The Weather Channel because of a dispute over fees between the channel ...

NFL Sunday Ticket On The Move?

Posted 08.21.2013 | Sports

By Ken Fang, Awful Announcing The National Football League is in negotiations for the NFL Sunday Ticket out-of-market pay per view package. DirecTV...

Colorado Fire Victim Burned By Cable Company

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.17.2013 | Denver

Jeremy Beach lost his home in Black Forest, Colo., Tuesday after a devastating wildfire destroyed his, and more than 370 other houses, in the most des...

Actor Jarod Joseph of Rogue and Arrow Talks About His First Tattoo Disaster

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Jarod Joseph is quite the man! Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Jarod is a spaghetti-eating sports-loving guy who has the capability of transforming himself into believable characters.

Kavan Smith Takes on Crime Drama in Rogue

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.18.2013 | TV
Ilana Rapp

You may recognize Kavan Smith as Major Evan Lorne in the Stargate series and Deputy Andy in Eureka. Now, Kavan plays Tom Travis, a devoted father and dedicated high school teacher in the new crime drama series Rogue by DirecTV.

What Television Frustration Says About Globalization

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 02.08.2013 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Expectations of a relaxing Sunday in front of the television watching football gave way to frustration and disappointment. In the process, I gained insights on the challenges facing G-20 officials when it comes to managing the global economy.

TV Worth Watching: Link TV Expands Your World View One Program at a Time

Joel Brokaw | Posted 01.01.2013 | Media
Joel Brokaw

Filling a void by bringing to light societal issues rarely covered by mainstream media is a major reason why Link TV has not only thrived but is expanding. It is perhaps the only television channel in the world that measures its success not in ratings, but in getting people off their sofas into engagement and action.

Farewell to Damages, One of the Great Dramas of the Last Decade

Ed Martin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Damages did much to support my hindsight appreciation of TV drama in recent years. Powered by a narrative dynamic that often played with chronological exposition, it was an uncommonly complex and challenging show.

WATCH: Where Did BET Go?

Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy

A contract dispute between DirecTV and Viacom may have recently resulted in 26 channels like Comedy Central and Nickelodeon being pulled from the air,...

Viacom, DirecTV Dispute Rages On

latimes.com | Joe Flint | Posted 09.17.2012 | Media

A top executive at Viacom said Wednesday that talks with DirecTV over a new agreement have broken down....