Tag: Blackouts

  • FCC Proposes New Rules to Protect Consumers Against Cable And Streaming Blackouts

    FCC Proposes New Rules to Protect Consumers Against Cable And Streaming Blackouts

    Today, the Federal Communications Commission proposed mandatory rebates for consumers facing blackouts through cable or satellite television subscriptions.  The Commission is seeking public comment on the Customer Rebates for Undelivered Video Programming During Blackouts, which addresses a growing number of programming blackouts affecting consumers. These blackouts result from cable operators and satellite television providers who…

  • AT&T and Cox Reach a Retransmission Deal Just in Time for the Super Bowl

    AT&T and Cox Reach a Retransmission Deal Just in Time for the Super Bowl

    AT&T and Cox have reached a multi-year agreement to keep Cox Media Group stations on DirecTV and AT&T TV. The agreement comes just in time for customers to watch Super Bowl LV on their local CBS station in affected markets. The channels were dropped last week when the two companies were unable to reach an…

  • Weekend Wrap-Up: AT&T vs. Cox, Comcast Delays Data Caps, and More

    Weekend Wrap-Up: AT&T vs. Cox, Comcast Delays Data Caps, and More

    This week, we covered the ongoing dispute between AT&T and Cox that has resulted in several Cox-owned stations going dark for AT&T TV and DirecTV customers. Meanwhile, Disney+ launched its new bundle that includes ESPN+ and the ad-free tier of Hulu. And Comcast has agreed to delay new data caps for some of its customers.…

  • ATVA Files FCC Notice Against Cox Media Group

    ATVA Files FCC Notice Against Cox Media Group

    As Cox-owned local channels remain dark on AT&T TV and DirecTV, the American Television Alliance (ATVA) has taken its response to the disagreement one step further and has filed a letter with the FCC. Just after the blackout began, ATVA spokeswoman Jessica Kendust responded by saying that removing the channels just before the Super Bowl…

  • Explaining NFL Blackout Rules for Hulu, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, & DIRECTV NOW

    Explaining NFL Blackout Rules for Hulu, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, & DIRECTV NOW

    Recently there seems to be a lot of confusion about the NFL’s blackout rules for your favorite streaming service. No matter what live TV streaming service you have — Hulu, DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, fuboTV, or others—they all have the same blackout rules. So I wanted to take a moment to break down…

  • Fox Agrees to End Blackouts for MLB Games, But There Is a Catch…

    Fox Agrees to End Blackouts for MLB Games, But There Is a Catch…

    Love MLB but hate having blackouts lock you out of your game? We have great news for you! Forbes is reporting that Fox has agreed to a three-year deal starting next season to stream games in market blackout areas for free. Fox currently holds the rights to air games for the following teams. Angels Braves…

  • MLB Close to Deal Ending Blackouts

    MLB Close to Deal Ending Blackouts

    Major League Baseball has long made it clear they want to end blackouts of baseball games through their At Bat service. Sadly their hands have been tied until they could get major networks like Fox to agree to contract changes. The good news for cord cutters is that Sports Business Journal is reporting Fox has…