Weekend Wrap Up: Discounts for RSN Streaming, The (Real) End of Locast & More


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This week, we saw the end of the story of Locast vs. the broadcasters, heard about a new plan for basketball fans to get access to their regional sports networks, and got a bit more hope for Sunday Ticket to be available for streaming next season.

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

Breaking News

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

HBO Max is Going Global

HBO Max launched in Europe this week with an incredible deal for new subscribers. Those in the newly added territories can sign up with 50% off for the lifetime of their subscription.

See where HBO Max is now streaming here.

Mark Cuban Wants to Give Mavs Fans a DIRECTV STREAM Discount

With services and broadcasters still struggling to come to agreements to keep regional sports networks available to stream, Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban has a solution – giving fans of his team a discount on DIRECTV STREAM, the one live TV streaming service that has all the RSNs.

Read about it here.

Paramount+ Landed on Official Pricing for its Showtime Bundle

After launching with promotional pricing, Paramount+ announced this week the official pricing of $11.99/month for its bundle with Showtime.

See what you’ll get with the bundle here.

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

That’s the End for Locast

After a long battle, Locast has officially shut down for good and will pay broadcasters $32M in copyright damages.

Read all about it here.

Are We Closer to a Solution for Streaming Sunday Ticket?

We got some more insight into the battle for Sunday Ticket rights, with the NFL calling the package “a streaming product” this week. A list of companies are still battling it out for right to the NFL package as DIRECTV’s deal with the league is set to expire after this season.

See who’s in the running to stream Sunday Ticket here.

Deal Alert

Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.

Target’s Early Black Friday Deals Start Sunday: Here’s What to Look For

Target is helping you get a jump start on holiday shopping with some early Black Friday deals on electronics, appliances, toys, and more.

Check out some of the deals early here.

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