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  • DIRECTV Jan 21

    DIRECTV Disconnection Dilemma: ‘I Sent All the Proof’

    When Allison Connolly and her family moved out of their Plaistow, New Hampshire, home last May, she canceled her DIRECTV account and says she followed the company’s instructions for returning her equipment, dropping the box off at the local UPS store. “A month later I got a bill saying that the equipment hadn’t been returned and that they were...

  • JUDGE Nov 13, 2019

    Justices Could Return Cable TV Race Bias Suit to Lower Court

    The Supreme Court seems likely to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of an African-American media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast for racial discrimination. The justices appeared to be in broad agreement Wednesday that an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing business owner Byron Allen’s suit against Comcast to go forward. Allen has...

  • NBC Jul 5, 2019

    TV Channels Go Dark After AT&T, Nexstar Fail to Reach Deal

    Some DirecTV customers saw blacked-out channels Thursday where they would usually see local news. DirecTV and its owner AT&T failed to reach a new deal with telecom company Nexstar, and Nexstar says 120 channels across 97 markets in the U.S. fell blank on Thursday. Instead of showing local news affiliates such as ABC, NBC and FOX, customers saw only a...

  • Netflix Apr 13, 2019

    How Not to Break the Bank on Streaming Services

    With more TV streaming services than ever before, from newcomers like Disney Plus to stalwarts like Netflix, consumers may feel the ideal viewing experience is finally at hand. Americans have, on average, three streaming video subscription services, according to a recent study of digital media trends by Deloitte. While some have dropped cable and its average bill of around $100...

  • CEO Jan 31, 2019

    This Is How Much It Costs to Air a Commercial During the 2019 Super Bowl

    On Sunday, huge brands like Budweiser and Pepsi will once again spend millions of dollars from their advertising budgets in the hopes of catching your attention during what should be the year’s most-watched television event: Super Bowl LIII.

  • CEO Jan 30, 2019

    United Makes In-Flight TV Free — Right Before the Super Bowl

    Football fans stuck on a plane during the Super Bowl will be in luck on some United Airlines flights. As part of a move to enhance the flying experience, the carrier is no longer charging passengers who want to watch DirecTV. That change takes place immediately, which will be welcome news for those in the air during the Super Bowl,...

  • NBCUniversal Jan 23, 2019

    Hulu Ups Price for Live-TV Service, Cuts Basic Package Price

    Hulu’s live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper. Hulu with Live TV, a cable-like package with CNN, ESPN and a few dozen other channels over the internet, will cost $45 a month starting Feb. 26, as Hulu seeks to make that service more profitable. The new price is comparable...

  • D.C. Nov 29, 2018

    Work Orders Reveal Rodents in White House, Chilly Temps at VA Headquarters

    Reports of rodents in the West Wing, frigid temperatures at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a bathroom mishap by a Cabinet secretary have prompted repair requests in Washington, D.C. federal buildings in the past two years.

  • NBCUniversal Nov 7, 2018

    Comcast Developing Video-Streaming Platform for Broadband-Only Customers

    Comcast plans to roll out a new product for broadband-only subscribers that will allow customers to aggregate certain streaming apps, including Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, with a voice-activated remote — a response to the ongoing challenge of navigating video between a variety of sources, according to people familiar with the matter. The product, which will first be a set-top...

  • Twitter Aug 22, 2018

    Woods-Mickelson Set for Pay-Per-View Thanksgiving Weekend

    The winner-take-all match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson is on. WarnerMedia says it has secured the rights for a pay-per-view event it is promoting as “The Match.” It will be 18 holes between Woods and Mickelson held Thanksgiving weekend at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The winner will receive $9 million.

  • California Jul 12, 2018

    FCC May Start Charging $225 to Look Into Consumer Complaints

    Consumers who ask the Federal Communications Commission to investigate complaints against broadband providers would be charged $225 — possibly more than the amount in dispute — under a proposal the FCC is voting on Thursday, NBC News reported. The proposal is expected to pass the Republican-controlled commission, though the lone Democrat called it “bonkers” while two congressional Democrats said it...

  • Emmy Mar 12, 2018

    Church of Scientology Launches TV Channel, Claims It’s Not to Preach

    The Church of Scientology is about to get its own television channel starting Monday. A Twitter handle, website and app for Scientology TV appeared Sunday posting updates to hype the network’s availability on DIRECTV, AppleTV, Roku, fireTV, Chromecast, iTunes and Google Play.

  • chair Feb 4, 2018

    J. Lo Shouts-Out A-Rod, Covers Prince at Pre-Super Bowl Show

    Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis.

  • NBC Jan 8, 2018

    Watch the Golden Globes Live on Your Phone

    Now you’ve got even more ways to catch Seth Meyers hosting the Golden Globes telecast on Sunday.

  • NBC Jan 5, 2018

    Golden Globes Telecast to be Live-Streamed for First Time

    Now you’ve got even more ways to catch Seth Meyers hosting the Golden Globes telecast on Sunday.

  • NBC Jan 5, 2018

    Why Cable Bills Are Rising Again and What You Can Do

    Cable and satellite TV companies raise prices every year to pass along what they say are rising fees charged by TV networks. Comcast for instance, says customer bills will rise 2.2 percent, on average, in 2018. AT&T is raising DirecTV’s prices by up to $8 a month in mid-January. Smaller providers are planning increases, too. (Disclosure: Comcast owns the parent...

  • D.C. Nov 29, 2017

    White House Work Orders Reveal Mice, Roaches, Redecorating

    White House work orders obtained by News4 include reports of mice and roaches in the West Wing and requests for a new toilet seat for the Oval Office bathroom and a decorator for H.R. McMaster.

  • cellular telephone Jun 14, 2017

    Jury Continues to Deliberate in Bill Cosby Trial

    The Bill Cosby trial continues as jury members ask for the entire Andrea Constand testimony. The judge and lawyers limited what jury members would see. Constand recited details regarding the pills that Cosby provided her. Jury members are still torn if the sexual activity was consensual. NBC10’s Deanna Durante has the story.

  • United States Apr 6, 2017

    Cable Giant Comcast Announces Cellular Plans on Verizon Network

    The cable giant Comcast will start selling cellphone plans called Xfinity Mobile in the coming months, using a network it’s leasing from Verizon. Many subscribers will save money, especially if they don’t use a lot of data. The catch: Only Comcast internet customers can sign up. Comcast, which has nearly 25 million high-speed internet customers, said its wireless service is...

  • Amazon Mar 13, 2017

    Shhh! How to Stream March Madness Games When the Boss Isn’t Around

    The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the day when you’re, ahem, supposed to be working. Fortunately for you — though maybe not for your bosses — all NCAA Tournament games will be available online. Many of the early round games, though, will require a password through your cable or satellite TV subscription....

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