All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘DirecTV’

DirecTV Chairman Not Worried About Apple TV

Speculation that Apple would release their own HDTV set sooner rather than later have gotten a boost from an unlikely source. Michael White, chairman of DirecTV, predicted that Apple would be launching their own TV, but that he didn’t feel his company had anything to worry about. According to Variety, White was speaking at an investors’ conference in New York. …

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DirecTV To Start Offering 10Mbps Internet Connection

Getting a good internet connection when you live out in the boonies has been the bane of country dwellers for years. There are options like Hughes but they are way too expensive and offer a waaay too small data cap. Now DirecTV has announced that they will begin to offer the Exede by ViaSat and Hughes’ HughesNet Gen4 next-generation satellite …

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Dish Networks “Hopper” Adds Skip Commercials Feature

Every single TV watcher since the beginning of time (because let’s be real, time didn’t exist before TV was invented, right?) has wished for the ability to instantly skip over the commercials. Well now that technology is finally here. I know we put a man on the moon in 1969, but in 2012? We can skip commercials, take that 69′. …

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DirecTV Turns on DRM and Legitimate Subscribers Lose HBO

DirecTV subscribers who enjoy watching Game of Thrones on their older HDTV set might find themselves blocked from doing so this week. Dave Zatz reported this week on his blog that DirecTV has implemented High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) digital rights management (DRM). In doing so, subscribers who have HDTV’s that lack HDCP support are no loger able to watch …

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MLB Network launches all-highlights channel

MLB pretty much has the right idea when it comes to the availability of it’s product Following in the footsteps of the NFL and their Red Zone and the NCAA and their Goal Line channels, Major League Baseball has launched their competitor, MLB Strike Zone. The channel will take viewers on a high-speed trip around Major League Baseball on Tuesday …

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DirecTV Launches iPad App Upgrade

Satellite television provider DirecTV just launched a complimentary iPad app update that would allow users to stream video content from anywhere. DirecTV added streaming functionality for iPad last fall, but users were restricted to watching their content on the same network of their DirecTV receiver, meaning that one basically had to be at home to see anything. The DirecTV Everywhere …

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Charlie Sheen, DirecTV and Fiat Capitalize On Once “Winning” Image

Fiat and DirecTV have banked on the visibly aged Charlie Sheen’s bad boy reputation in the hopes of boosting their sales. Sheen capitalizes on his wild past and cheesy 80s movie personas by driving a tiny Fiat 500 Abarth in the middle of a house while a Super Bowl party is going in the following advertisement. If Batman decided to …

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DirecTV Offers New HD TiVo Boxes

Good news for DirecTV users. after a ten city premier in early December, the satellite television provider is going nationwide with a new high-definition TiVo recorder. The new TiVo features a lot of what users have always enjoyed like swivel search and wish list searches, but it will now also have the ability to record up to 400 hours of …

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