Weekend Round-Up: Comcast Price Hikes, Black Friday Deals and More





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Thanksgiving week saw price hike announcements from Comcast, a steady stream of Black Friday deals and more. Netflix removed The Chappelle Show from its lineup following a request from Dave Chappelle. And Dish could be facing the largest TV station blackout ever.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

Breaking News

Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week

Comcast Will Raise Cable and Internet Prices on January 1st

Hot on the heels of AT&T’s recently announced price hikes, Comcast is notifying customers that it’s planning to raise prices for its broadcast TV and internet rates in January, 2021. You can check out the details, including the affected plans, in the link below.

Learn more about Comcast’s upcoming price hikes here.

Comcast is Bringing Data Caps to Northeast States

In addition to price hikes, Comcast is also extending its data caps to cover the Northeast region. Data caps have existed in other areas Comcast operates in, but the Northeast — where Comcast competes with Verizon’s Fios service — will be joining the party during a three-month period starting in January 2021.

Find out more about Comcast’s newest data cap plans here.

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Concert Film Premieres on Disney+

Taylor Swift surprised fans this week by announcing a concert film would debut exclusively on Disney+. Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Session premiered on Nov. 25th and is currently available to watch on the streaming service.

Read more about Taylor Swift’s surprise film here.

Netflix Will Officially Be ‘Out Of Office’ on December 31

We knew the end was coming, but Netflix has made it official: The Office will be leaving the streaming service on Dec. 31 and then heading to its new home on the Peacock streaming service. The show has long been a popular choice on Netflix, but the current licensing deal was set to expire at the end of the year, and a move was expected.

Learn more about The Office’s transfer to Peacock here.

AMC+ Joins The Roku Channel’s Premium Subscriptions

AMC Networks’ new streaming service, AMC+, has joined The Roku Channel as part of the service’s Premium Subscriptions. The $8.99/month service offers a seven-day free trial.

Find out more about AMC+ here.

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What’s the latest on the industry?

Dish Could See Largest TV Station Blackout in History

Nexstar, one of the largest local station owners in the country, is threatening to pull its channels from Dish if the two can’t come to an agreement on new rates. Nexstar is reportedly seeking more than $1 billion in fees for its channels and pulling them could result in the largest-ever TV station blackout.

Read more about the current situation here.

Netflix Removes ‘Chappelle’s Show’ After Personal Request by Dave Chappelle

Netflix has removed Dave Chappelle’s popular “Chappelle’s Show” after the comedian made a personal request and raised concerns about licensing and rights.

Get more details about the show’s removal here.

AT&T Could Lose Tegna-Owned Locals on DirecTV and U-Verse

AT&T and Tegna are also locked in a dispute, possibly focusing on carriage fees and price hikes. AT&T started notifying viewers they could lose access to Tegna channels as early as Nov. 30.

Find out more about the dispute here.

Deal Alert

Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.

Hulu’s Black Friday Deal runs Through Nov. 30: Get Hulu for $1.99 a Month for 12 Months

Hulu’s annual Black Friday deal is now live and the company says the offer will last until 11:59PT on Nov. 30th.

Get all the Hulu deal details here.

Gift Guides Are Now Live

We’re publishing a series of handy gift guides to help you out during the holiday shopping season. We have more in store for the coming weeks, but you can check out recently published guides here.

Find the best gifts under $25 here.

Find the best gifts under $50 here.

Find the best gifts under $100 here.

Looking for more Black Friday deals? Check out our Black Friday 2020 page to stay updated on the best streaming deals, gifts, and more during the holiday season.

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