Could DISH Network be Dropping ESPN (the ABC Network)?

Don’t look now, but we may be headed towards another programming squabble. This time, it’s between DISH and Walt Disney’s ABC/ESPN. Their current contract is up on September 30th and rumors have it that they’re nowhere close on a broadcasting fee agreement. Not surprisingly, the 800 pound gorilla is ESPN. Per channel, it’s the single … Read more

PAC-12 Fans on DIRECTV still being shutout

It’s tough enough cheering for your favorite teams these days, but imagine not being able to see them in action or get the inside scoop (well, that actually might be a good thing for some :)). That’s the sad reality if you follow any of the teams to the left and have DIRECTV. Not surprisingly, … Read more

TWC and DIRECTV customers can now catch the Lakers online

Starting this month, Time Warner Cable (TWC) and DIRECTV customers can now watch EVERY Laker game on the go…via their iPad, iPhone, Android or any other smartphone with internet access. If you’re a subscriber, simply head over to TWC’s sports site (or spanish version), enter your subscription details and you’re good to go. They also … Read more

Can You Get DIRECTV with Bad Credit?

Part of the process of getting DIRECTV involves a necessary evil, a quick credit check (it’s a “soft pull” and takes about 30 seconds). Yeah, it’s annoying but it’s an important step for DIRECTV since they provide customers with a bunch of free equipment and dishes (not to mention the free installation). If you end … Read more

Where to find the NBC Sports Network channel

If you recently stumbled upon the NBC Sports Network, you might be wondering how and when it popped into your programming lineup. Launched in 2011, it’s a relative newcomer to the sports world. Originally the Outdoor Life Network, it evolved into Versus and slowly transitioned into more mainstream sports until NBC Universal (and Comcast) decided … Read more

Take Advantage of DISH’s Deals for New Customers

Competition always favors the consumer and that’s certainly the case when it comes to the price wars currently being waged by DISH and DIRECTV. DISH is constantly trying to improve their service to maintain their subscriber base, but there’s nothing more valuable to them than signing up new customers. As a result, DISH has radically … Read more

If you rent, don’t forget your satellite TV landlord permission form

Before your scheduled installation, make sure you avoid any snags by having your landlord permission form ready to go. Fact is, if you’re renting an apartment or house, neither DIRECTV nor DISH will install a dish without written permission. Back in the day, they used to, but it opened them up to liability and problems … Read more

What’s included in DISH TV’s Blockbuster offer?

In 2011, DISH’s satellite division acquired the struggling Blockbuster brand – including its fairly new online division – in order to start competing with Netflix and the upstart Redbox. They really weren’t interested in the brick and mortar businesses, rather the streaming and at-home DVD delivery division, along with all their in-house technology. Soon after, … Read more

Are DIRECTV Bundles Worth It?

The word bundle is packed with all sorts of meanings, good and bad. When they first came out, the idea seemed great: you already had TV, internet and phone – why not combine them into one bill and save on all three. Practically, though, early bundles were fraught with spotty service and customer service. So, … Read more

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