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Satellite TV Subscriber?

How to Get the Best

Service for Less Money

TAs much as you may love settling in to watch "The Americans" or "House of Cards" each week, you don't want to pay more money than you have to for your satellite TV subscription. Here are 12 easy ways to save money and make sure you're getting the most out of your subscription without having to resort to a TV antenna for local programming. You're not getting your money's worth out of your satellite TV subscription if you get a signal only half the time. Install your satellite dish so it has a clear line-of-sight to the southern sky, where it won't be obscured by trees or neighboring homes. If possible, opt for professional installation; a satellite TV installer will know how to properly mount your satellite dish in the best position for a clear signal and consistent service. Read more at: Engadget.com

AT&T creates mobile

and video giant after

sealing DirecTV deal

AT&T is now the largest paid-television provider in the country. The FCC has imposed several conditions on AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV. AT&T The Dallas telecommunications giant confirmed Friday that it has closed its acquisition of satellite television provider DirecTV for $49 billion. Combining AT&T's broadband and wireless services with DirecTV's nationwide satellite TV service will create a powerhouse of broadband, entertainment and communications services. AT&T gets access to DirecTV's content deals, such as its package of National Football League games, as well as the ability to deliver those services to everyone across the country. (AT&T only offers its video service to a few states.) Read more at: CNet.com

Dish Sheds 81,000 Pay-

TV Subs in Q2,  as Sling

Fails to Offset Satellite

Losses

Dish Network’s Sling TV over-the-top service now has nearly 250,000 subscribers — but the company dropped more higher-paying satellite TV customers than that over the first half of 2015. The Englewood, Colo.-based company said net pay-TV subscribers declined 81,000 in the second quarter, compared with a loss of 44,000 in Q2 of 2014. For the first time, Dish included Sling TV subscribers in reporting overall pay-TV metrics for the second quarter. It had 13.932 million total TV subs as of June 30. According to Dish, Sling TV had 169,000 subscribers at the end of the first quarter. It didn’t disclose how many Sling customers it gained or how many satellite TV subs it dropped in Q2, but analyst Craig Moffett estimated that Dish added 70,000 for Sling TV and lost 151,000 on the satellite side. Read more at: Variety.com
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News

Satellite TV Subscriber? How

to Get the Best Service for

Less Money

TAs much as you may love settling in to watch "The Americans" or "House of Cards" each week, you don't want to pay more money than you have to for your satellite TV subscription. Here are 12 easy ways to save money and make sure you're getting the most out of your subscription without having to resort to a TV antenna for local programming. You're not getting your money's worth out of your satellite TV subscription if you get a signal only half the time. Install your satellite dish so it has a clear line-of-sight to the southern sky, where it won't be obscured by trees or neighboring homes. If possible, opt for professional installation; a satellite TV installer will know how to properly mount your satellite dish in the best position for a clear signal and consistent service. Read more at: Engadget.com

AT&T creates mobile and

video giant after sealing

DirecTV deal

AT&T is now the largest paid-television provider in the country. The FCC has imposed several conditions on AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV. AT&T The Dallas telecommunications giant confirmed Friday that it has closed its acquisition of satellite television provider DirecTV for $49 billion. Combining AT&T's broadband and wireless services with DirecTV's nationwide satellite TV service will create a powerhouse of broadband, entertainment and communications services. AT&T gets access to DirecTV's content deals, such as its package of National Football League games, as well as the ability to deliver those services to everyone across the country. (AT&T only offers its video service to a few states.) Read more at: CNet.com

Dish Sheds 81,000 Pay-TV

Subs in Q2,  as Sling Fails to

Offset Satellite Losses

Dish Network’s Sling TV over-the-top service now has nearly 250,000 subscribers — but the company dropped more higher-paying satellite TV customers than that over the first half of 2015. The Englewood, Colo.-based company said net pay- TV subscribers declined 81,000 in the second quarter, compared with a loss of 44,000 in Q2 of 2014. For the first time, Dish included Sling TV subscribers in reporting overall pay-TV metrics for the second quarter. It had 13.932 million total TV subs as of June 30. According to Dish, Sling TV had 169,000 subscribers at the end of the first quarter. It didn’t disclose how many Sling customers it gained or how many satellite TV subs it dropped in Q2, but analyst Craig Moffett estimated that Dish added 70,000 for Sling TV and lost 151,000 on the satellite side. Read more at: Variety.com