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DIRECTV NOW bouncing back?

AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW streaming service hasn’t been enjoying the best press since it launched last year. No question, there have been teething pains, and recently users (and former users) have started receiving emails inviting them to…


THROWBACK THURSDAY; Nightmare Scenario?

It could still happen. Back in 2013 I worried that streaming would get so big, so fast, that it would kill traditional broadcasting and then everyone would depend on the internet, which wouldn’t be able to…


DISH to take over Sling TV

OK, so it actually gets less confusing. DISH has always had a strong relationship with a company called EchoStar. In fact DISH was once part of the EchoStar family, until it was spun off in 2008. At that…


STREAMING SATURDAY: What is The OA About?

Netflix’s The OA asks viewers to “trust in the unknown.” After watching the pilot episode, that’s exactly what I did with the streaming service’s future hit. Stuart Sweet challenged me to watch the first episode of The OA and…





Will this be the year you cut the cord?

I can tell you already that 2017 will be the most expensive year ever for conventional pay television. Cable providers already charge over $100 per person for their customers out of contract and that’s only going…


STREAMING SATURDAY: On Demand vs. Live

When it comes to streaming, do you prefer on-demand or live streaming services? While it is not exactly the burning debate of the day, I’ll admit that I do have my preference. There’s no doubt that…


DISH’s AirTV is a bona fide hit

It’s good to be right. For years this blog and others have been talking about the strong demand for free, over-the-air TV. We’ve watched as most of the news focused on the streaming side of cord-cutting,…


DIRECTV NOW one month in… my mini-review

DIRECTV NOW, the company’s streaming-only service, launched with much fanfare on November 28 of last year. It had been highly anticipated since its announcement in March 2016, with AT&T top dog Randall Stephenson making several claims throughout…