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  • DirecTV Allows Some NFL Refunds After Anthem Controversy

    09/26/2017 3:13:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wall street journal ^ | September 26, 2017 | Joe Flint, Amol Sharma and Andrew Beaton
    DirecTV is letting at least some customers cancel subscriptions to its Sunday Ticket package of NFL games and obtain refunds if they cite players’ national anthem protests as the reason, customer service representatives said Tuesday.
  • DirecTV Allows Some NFL Refunds After Anthem Controversy

    09/26/2017 12:32:35 PM PDT · by abb · 43 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 26, 2017 | Joe Flint, Amol Sharma and Andrew Beaton
    DirecTV is allowing at least some customers to cancel subscriptions to its Sunday Ticket package of NFL games and obtain refunds, if they cite players’ national anthem protests as the reason for discontinuing service, customer service representatives said Tuesday. Under Sunday Ticket’s regular policy, refunds are not to be given once the season is underway. But the representatives said they are making exceptions this season—which began in September—because of the controversy over the protests, in which players kneel or link arms during the national anthem. DirecTV service representatives contacted by The Wall Street Journal had different understandings of the policy....
  • Direct TV is Blocking Fox & Friends

    11/04/2016 5:41:00 AM PDT · by adc · 56 replies
    Right before the election, this is the third day in a row that Fox and Friends has been BLOCKED by Direct TV. Apparently it is going on all over the country, not just here in the Northeast. People are tuning in at that time before work, and Direct TV switches the channel to Fusion. They replace the screen with this message: "We are experiencing temporary technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience." I've tried calling 3 times to complain, but they are not taking calls. Post to Twitter, Facebook, anywhere you can to keep the pressure on Direct TV. Rush...
  • Direct TV Pulls Rob Lowe Ads After Comcast Complaints

    04/09/2015 12:22:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 79 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 9, 2015 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    DirecTV has pulled a popular advertising campaign featuring actor Rob Lowe after cable company Comcast complained that many of the ads’ claims could not be supported by evidence. The ads feature two “versions” of Lowe – the “cool” DirecTV subscriber Rob Lowe, and the “Super Creepy” cable subscriber Rob Lowe. Various iterations of the ads substitute “Super Creepy” for other derogatory versions of the character, like “Painfully Awkward” Rob Lowe, or “Broken-Down Less Attractive” Rob Lowe. Cable company Comcast made several complaints about the ad campaign to the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Better Business Bureau, which hears claims...
  • AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5 billion cash and stock deal

    05/18/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05/18/2014 | Mike Stone
    <p>DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator, said on Sunday it has agreed to sell itself to AT&T for $48.5 billion, in the second mega-deal to shake up the U.S. television landscape this year.</p> <p>The deal with Dallas-based AT&T, which has some TV and broadband services, is the latest in a string of big takeovers the wireless operator has considered. Those include an abortive bid for T-Mobile USA in 2011, as well as a potential takeover of Vodafone Plc that receded as a possibility after Comcast Corp surprised the industry this year with a $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc.</p>
  • Help with Direct TV

    02/03/2013 12:36:56 PM PST · by 50sDad · 17 replies
    Self | 02/03/13 | Self
    I was given three surplus Direct TV boxes by an ex-customer of Direct TV, a friend of mine. Would like to post them as free on local Craigslist. Do they contain any of his info, or are the of any use to another current Direct TV customer?
  • Viacom Channels Risk DirecTV Blackout at Midnight Tuesday .

    07/10/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 31 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | William Launder
    Viacom Inc. (VIA, VIAB) channels could go dark for DirecTV Group Inc. (DTV) subscribers at midnight in one of the more-significant recent standoffs over television carriage fees. The pending blackout further highlighted mounting pressure on Viacom, which has seen its ratings fall off in recent months for top shows like Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" and MTV's "Jersey Shore." Viacom class A shares fell 2% Tuesday to $49.98, while DirecTV shares slid 0.5% to $48.77. Viacom is seeking an increase of 30%, or more than $1 billion, in carriage fees, DirecTV said in a statement on its website Tuesday. The country's second-largest...
  • Gold-digger: DirectTV Moll World's Strongest Woman?

    11/26/2010 8:02:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like an angel; strong as the devil . . . Hey, it's the Friday after Thanksgiving, a classically slow news day. So let's have some fun. For months I've been fascinated by the TV commercial for DirectTV. The focus is a man we instantly understand to be a Russian billionaire businessman/mobster. "I like the best. Opulence: I has it," he explains as the commercial opens. And sure enough, he's surrounded by the flashiest things—and women—that money can buy. With no Morning Joe to bust today, I was catching up on some House episodes I'd DVD'ed, and during an October...
  • Time to Clng to your Customers

    09/12/2008 9:37:34 AM PDT · by mikebeam · 23 replies · 563+ views
    09/12/2008 | Michael Beam
    Today in America times are tough and customers are hard to come by. That is why it is important not to do your customers wrong. DirecTV doesn’t seem to understand this philosophy. They give you substandard service and then when you had enough they try to extort money from you. I have cancelled my DirecTV service because of bad or what I like to call NO customer service. Now they want to tell me I owe almost $400.oo in contract cancellation fees. I never signed a contract with DirecTV. I have noticed through all my research that many people have...
  • Need Phone Tech Advice Wireless Phone Plug?

    01/04/2008 10:40:08 AM PST · by purpleraine · 46 replies · 806+ views
    purpleraine | 1-4-08 | self
    I am trying to hook a phone line into my DirecTV TIVO box. I have no phone plug in that room or the two adjoining rooms. I don't want to run a wire open from the back rooms to the TIVO box.Is there such a thing as a wireless phone plug. Anyone recommend a fix?
  • Satellite-TV Firm Prepares to Offer Video Downloads (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    02/23/2006 4:35:14 AM PST · by abb · 9 replies · 582+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | ELLEN SHENG
    DirecTV Group Inc. is preparing to launch a broadband-video service before the end of the year. The service will start with a library of 2,000 videos, company executives said yesterday at an annual investor meeting in New York. Customers with a DirecTV Plus digital-video recorder will be able to order programs "on demand" from their television sets or remotely through a Web site. The videos would then be downloaded onto the DVR and be available for viewing later in the day or the following day. It won't be streaming real-time, but "it'll be faster than Netflix," said Eric Shanks, executive...
  • Cable rate increases

    02/02/2006 10:56:19 AM PST · by JZelle · 16 replies · 649+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-2-06 | Richard Armey
    We should have learned by now that government is a terrible steward of competition. Its natural impulse is to regulate or manage, when the best it could do is get out of the way. This is especially true when rapid technological change disrupts an industrial sector, like telecommunications, that for decades operated under a restrictive regulatory regime based on the premise all we needed was one provider. With deployment of high-speed fiber optic networks, broadband providers, phone companies and even power companies are poised to enter the local video market, finally offering American families a competitive alternative that will drive...
  • How to record a satellite program

    12/31/2005 6:00:47 AM PST · by rudy45 · 15 replies · 590+ views
    I have a Toshiba television/VCR combination unit. It has a coax input jack and also RCA video/audio (yellow/white) input jacks. The television is programmable for turning VCR recording on and off. Here's the problem: we have DirectTV on this television, and want to record a program. The DirectTV receiver, as you may know, doesn't use the coax input, but rather uses the RCA input. In order to view DirectTV, we have to switch the television from "standard" (signal from coax) to "Line in." Now, when I attempt to program the VCR timer, the only option I see is to select...
  • Ethical issue of leaving inflight television on airplanes during emergency

    09/23/2005 10:43:08 AM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 71 replies · 1,092+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9-23-2005 | Sharon Bernstein
    For years, airlines controlled what passengers saw on their cabin screens, editing out scenes of graphic violence or sex, and banning movies altogether if they showed airline crashes. But now, with three U.S. airlines offering live television feeds and on-board Internet access expected to be available within a year, passengers can see anything they want -- even news coverage of an event in which they might be taking part. After the drama aboard JetBlue Flight 292 unfolded live on television Wednesday, executives of Denver-based Frontier Airlines, which like JetBlue shows DirectTV on its flights, began to rethink their policy of...
  • OJ Simpson Told to Pay DirecTV $25G, Fees

    07/27/2005 1:33:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 3,510+ views
    Atlanta Journal - Constitution ^ | July 27, 2005 | DENISE KALETTE , AP
    MIAMI — A federal judge has ordered former football star O.J. Simpson to pay $25,000 in damages for pirating satellite television signals from DirecTV. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard awarded the damages, plus attorneys' fees and other costs, after granting a motion for summary judgment in a civil suit against Simpson. In a raid on Simpson's Miami home in 2001, federal agents seized illegal devices known as "bootloaders" that authorities said were used to steal television programming. Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, said Tuesday that the judge "basically denied us our right to a jury trial. ... This was a decision...
  • Stolen Honor Playing Now! playing now on DirectTV, channel 375(On Again 7am cst.)

    10/23/2004 8:11:07 AM PDT · by ShandaLear · 54 replies · 2,229+ views
    DISH TV 9410 | 10/23/04 | M
  • Pegasus unit files for Chapter 11 (Direct TV's rural distributer)

    06/02/2004 9:38:03 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 196+ views
    AP ^ | 6-2-04
    Pegasus unit files for Chapter 11 The Associated Press 6/2/2004, 11:50 p.m. ET BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (AP) — Pegasus Communications Corp.'s satellite television unit filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to prevent DirecTV Group Inc. and the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative from ending a satellite distribution pact and shutting out Pegasus. Earlier Wednesday, DirecTV and the NRTC said they would terminate an exclusive DirecTV service distribution agreement, giving members and affiliates a chance to sign new contracts directly with DirecTV instead of through the NRTC. Terminating the agreement effectively cuts out Pegasus Satellite Television, which currently distributes DirecTV to rural...
  • Universal, Eminem & Direct TV Set to Launch Porn Channel

    01/31/2004 5:01:49 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 21 replies · 507+ views
    Political Palace ^ | 010404 | Reuters
    Universal Music Mulls Music TV Venture NEW YORK (Reuters) - Universal Music Group, the world's largest record label, is teaming up with satellite broadcaster DirecTV and business partners behind a prominent pornography video company to launch a music channel featuring uncensored videos. According to a report on Friday in the Los Angles Times Universal, a unit of Vivendi Universal_(NYSE:V - news), is in negotiations with DirecTV to offer the new subscription-based channel, known as "1 AM." Universal and the entrepreneurs of Vivid Entertainment Group founders, which is known for porn videos such as "Bad Wives" and "Women In Uniform," are...
  • Midnight Mass on DirectTV? (Vanity)

    12/24/2003 3:07:45 PM PST · by Hunble · 7 replies · 248+ views
    Does anyone have a listing of the DirectTV channels that will be showing the Midnight Mass tonight?
  • FCC approves News.Corps Takeover of DirecTV

    12/19/2003 4:36:57 PM PST · by Pikamax · 16 replies · 132+ views
    Foxnews | 12/19/03 | Me
    Just announced on shep's show.