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  • What would it cost to get a real human to answer the phone?

    What would it cost to get a real human to answer the phone?
    Dear Whomever is in Charge of Customer Service for DirecTV: All I wanted was to watch the game. I was back in my hotel room after a long day, and I figured, what better way to unwind? Now, the game wasn't available on the hotel channels, but I've...
  • Unemployment scheme netted $340,000, prosecutors say

    Unemployment scheme netted $340,000, prosecutors say
    Not even being arrested on federal fraud charges and placed under strict house arrest could keep Amiee Arora from cooking up new schemes. The Washington man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a pair of plots — including one that netted him and a partner...
  • History Channel uses pulpit power, Twitter, conservative sites to sell 'The Bible'

    History Channel uses pulpit power, Twitter, conservative sites to sell 'The Bible'
    A few years ago, the History Channel was best known to some as a punch line on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Remember mobster Tony Soprano sitting alone late at night in his New Jersey McMansion eating ice cream and watching World War II...
  • Sinclair to acquire 18 TV stations for $370 million

    Sinclair to acquire 18 TV stations for $370 million
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s stock soared a day after it announced plans to buy 18 television stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group for $370 million. The Hunt Valley broadcaster's stock leapt 12.7 percent to end Friday at $15.88 a share....
  • Fox 45 and The CW may disappear from DirectTV

    Fox 45 and The CW may disappear from DirectTV
    Sinclair Broadcast Group is warning DirecTV customers in Baltimore and other markets they could lose access to Sinclair-owned stations starting March 1 because of an inability to reach agreement over the amount the satellite company pays to carry the...
  • Duff Goldman goes beyond TV in latest foodie media venture

    Duff Goldman goes beyond TV in latest foodie media venture
    From Baron Ambrosia dueling with John Waters on the Cooking Channel on Friday, to Adam Richman featuring Faidley's crab cake sandwich this week on the Travel Channel, Baltimore has been getting its share of foodie TV lately. But it looks to be mere...
  • Want something different on TV? How about a family drama with a transgendered contract killer?

    Want something different on TV? How about a family drama with a transgendered contract killer?
    More and more these days, it seems as if the most interesting TV projects are coming from new and different places. "House of Cards,"  which Netflix is making in Baltimore, leads the parade. But DirecTV is getting in the game, too, and this week debuts...
  • Why Viacom will win in its fight with DirecTV: Jon Stewart, SpongeBob and original content

    Why Viacom will win in its fight with DirecTV: Jon Stewart, SpongeBob and original content
    Media companies routinely play chicken in negotiations over such issues as retransmission fees and bundling, terms that mean next to nothing to their customers until one of the companies they subscribe to lets things get out of hand. Usually, that...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    A rundown of what's going on the week of 2/13-2/19. MOVIES OPENING (Friday) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance The Secret World of Arriety A Separation This Means War NOTABLE TV MONDAY BET Honors (special; 9 p.m.; BET) Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show...
  • MWENC - WHITE SPACE TEST - PP-2347 - Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, other Viacom channels come off DirecTV

    DirecTV subscribers have lost"SpongeBob SquarePants," "The Daily Show" and "Mob Wives." Unable to reach a deal with Viacom, parent of several popular cable channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and VH1, DirecTV is no longer carrying the...
  • New Franchot tax-free promo parodies DirecTV ads

    New Franchot tax-free promo parodies DirecTV ads
    Fresh off his star turn as Indiana Jones, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is trying his hand at making parody videos. No, he's not joining the throngs who've recast "Call Me Maybe." But he has reworked the popular and rather silly DirecTV "Don't...
  • Believe in Tomorrow profits from empty storefront in Catonsville

    The unexpected offer of temporary use of a small storefront at 827 Frederick Road has raised the profile of Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation in the Catonsville community, even as the local nonprofit celebrates its 30th anniversary this year....