November 2017

BREAKING: DISH Blacks out CBS Affiliates

It’s really happening. DISH has blacked out 28 local CBS and CW affiliates in a very impactful fee fight. This isn’t the first time DISH and CBS have duked it out, but the last time it…




Phoenix gets hot for ATSC 3.0

Has it already begun? According to Cord Cutters News, Phoenix, Arizona will be the first city in the US to start pilot broadcasts using the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast standard. Ten stations in that market will begin simulcasts using the…





STREAMING SATURDAY: AT&T, DIRECTV NOW Continues to Evolve

Good news, streamers! AT&T announces three exciting improvements for its DIRECTV NOW streaming service. Since becoming part of the AT&T family of companies, DIRECTV NOW continues to evolve and improve. With three major announcements, this week…



FUN FRIDAY: Pardon that Turkey

One of the sillier White House traditions involves pardoning a turkey on Thanksgiving. As we get closer to the day itself, it should be interesting to see how this tradition is reinterpreted for a new administration….


FCC makes a move toward ATSC 3.0

Here come the commenters. In a decision released yesterday, the FCC decided to allow ATSC 3.0 broadcasts so long as the content is exactly the same as regular broadcast content. This is a move designed to…


HBO and Cinemax Free Preview on DIRECTV this weekend

Everyone on DIRECTV gets to watch Night of Too Many Stars, airing this weekend on HBO. That’s only on small bit of the massive amount of entertainment on channels 501-520, all available to you starting today and going…


NEW VIDEO: Test your DIRECTV Genie system

Learn how tomake sure your DIRECTV hardware is working right. This video is for the new DIRECTV interface that rolled out in 2017 and 2018. For older DIRECTV equipment, watch this video instead: Solid Signal shows…


DIRECTV to get rid of receivers by 2020?

If you believe the rumor mill and out-of-context statements from people like AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, the writing’s on the wall for satellite, and for DIRECTV’s own branded receivers. Of course, Mr. Stephenson didn’t say that…