Where to Catch 4K Sports Action on Satellite TV

If you’re a weekender high def sports junkie or just want to follow your local team in crystal clear 4k (aka ultra HD), the good news is DISH and DIRECTV are off to a solid start in the 4K TV department. While it’s still early in the adoption cycle, every passing month sees more broadcasters … Read more

New to the Genie: Entertainment Extras App

All too often, media and programming companies sit on their laurels after the successful launch of a new device or service. In DIRECTV’s case, the stellar roll-out of the Genie a few years back only served to further motivate their tech/media teams to innovate and make the selection process as user-friendly as possible (DISH’s Hopper … Read more

DIRECTV’s Audience Network to be added to U-verse Lineup

Another nice benefit of AT&T’s recent acquisition of DIRECTV, it was just announced that the popular Audience Network will be added to U-verse’s channel lineup. Slotted for U-verse channel #1114, it’ll give folks access to plenty of new, original content. The Audience Network, previously exclusive to DIRECTV and first launched in 2011, features both original … Read more

NBC Universo Launches in HD on Superbowl Sunday

Formerly known as mun2 (Telemundo’s 2nd channel), NBC Universo officially launched its new channel and programming lineup on Superbowl Sunday. All part of a brand revamp, it targeted Feb. 1st as it had exclusive rights to broadcast the game in Spanish (not surprisingly, as NBC, their parent company, carried the game). While the all Spanish-language … Read more

DISH Subscribers Could Lose CBS Starting Tomorrow

Update (12/6/14): after a bitter negotiation, DISH and CBS finally reached an agreement and all CBS programming is back live (it was blacked out for a couple days). In the latest of the recent programming squabbles, DISH could end up losing CBS tomorrow, 12/4/14, at 7 PM EST. There have been numerous phases throughout the … Read more

DIRECTV to launch Ya Veo, a Netflix-like OTT Service

Update (Dec 2015): DIRECTV will be closing the doors on Ya Veo permanently. It was an interesting and worthwhile attempt but perhaps a couple years too early. The latest buzz out of El Segundo, CA (DIRECTV’s HQ) is they’re ready to launch a new, Netflix-like service by year’s end. Coined “Ya Veo” (I can see), … Read more

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

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

3 Tips to Help You Choose a DIRECTV Package

When you’re ready to get DIRECTV, one of the first things your customer rep will ask is which programming package you’d like. Even though you can easily switch to a smaller or larger plan after your system is installed, it’s a time and money saver to do your research beforehand. Here are a few tips … Read more