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Like it or not, another US election is almost upon us -- and this time around, the incessant political advertising may cut a little too close to home. Both Democrats and Republicans are using a new TV ad targeting system from DirecTV and Dish that takes advantage of voter records to put personali...

August 25th 2014 at 1:48pm 0 Comments
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A promotion page for DirecTV's new NFL Sunday Ticket packages surfaced this week which appears to offer streaming-only options without the need for satellite service. The catch, as Engadget points out, is that the packages for NFL Sunday Ticket.TV are limited to viewers who live in an area where Di...

July 17th 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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AT&T clearly isn't taking Comcast's recent acquisition efforts lying down; it just announced plans to buy DirecTV in a deal worth about $48.5 billion. The communications giant sees a takeover as an opportunity to expand how it delivers video beyond just the bundles it has today. If officials a...

May 18th 2014 at 5:28pm 0 Comments
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With Comcast attempting to gobble up the second largest cable business in the land, it's no surprise that other rumors are said to be on the table, but this one comes out of left field. The Wall Street Journal (update: and LA Times) reports AT&T has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisit...

April 30th 2014 at 11:20pm 0 Comments
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DirecTV's Genie DVR setup will serve up to eight rooms in your house (four at once) but what if you're trying to get TV outside, or in a room that's not already wired? It's not the most common situation now, but if that's an issue, DirecTV is matching the wireless set-top boxes coming from Dish an...

April 11th 2014 at 1:55pm 0 Comments
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Rumors that existing satellite and cable TV providers would launch full internet streaming services have circled for years, but the new agreement between Dish Network and Disney has suddenly stirred the pot. Between a deal that could actually put ESPN on an internet-only TV service, Verizon buying...

March 6th 2014 at 5:28pm 0 Comments