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Seems like Time Warner’s losing customers to antenna

DIRECTV may have lost some subscribers but Time Warner’s got them beat. According to their own financials, released today, They lost 169,000 subscribers in the last quarter. It doesn’t seem like the people who dump Time Warner…


DIRECTV Announces Second Quarter Results

DIRECTV continues to grow in Latin America, and they continue to increase profits. While the tendency is to say, “Take that, Viacom” it’s not all completely rosy. It’s hard to get a real picture from these…




Solid Signal Fall 2012 Buyers Guide

Does your DIRECTV receiver seem like a dinosaur? If it’s been a while since you looked at new satellite equipment, it’s time to look again. Even if it’s only been 5 years since you looked at…


TV Apps are a little wonky today

If you’re a fan of DIRECTV TVApps, you’ve no doubt noticed that they have been a little bit twitchy the last few days. You might have noticed that the weather channel app is not responding right…


How Big Should a TV Be?

What’s the ultimate in TV? I mean, we all agree that we want a huge TV, right? Who wouldn’t? Isn’t that what life’s about? We want our TVs to be somewhere between the viewscreen on the…


Happy birthday, satellite TV!

In all the hoopla over DIRECTV and Viacom yesterday, we missed a very important anniversary! On July 10, 1962, exactly 50 years ago yesterday, the first TV communications satellite was launched. Telstar 1 was created…


DIRECTV vs. VIACOM: Is ESPN really to blame?

DIRECTV subscribers may lose 26 channels tonight and the real culprit might be… Disney? Of course that doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense but it’s one way of looking at the problem. Disney is…


HITEC 2012 Wrap Up

As I sit in the airport waiting for a flight home, I’ve had some thoughts about HITEC 2012 that I thought I would share. I think the show was a success… There were plenty of…