Yes, after 18 faithful years as a customer, I’m breaking up with DirecTV. I’m cutting the cord. This doesn’t make me unique. Some 33 million Americans have left pay-TV behind, eschewing cable or satellite television in favor of streaming services.
While many Americans may not be concerned with how their DirecTV or XM satellite radio makes it to their home or car, this is the daily burden of engineers and technicians at Saft, a company in Cockeysville that develops some of the nation's most high-tech batteries for use in communications satellites, weather balloons, rocket ships, military Humvees and tanks and even Formula One race cars
Maryland's membership in the Big Ten Conference next season means that all of the Terps' home football games will be televised, according to the Big Ten Network. Home games will appear on the Big Ten Network, ABC or one of the ESPN networks. The conference's contract with its television rights holders calls for all home football games to be broadcast.
Musical chairs among businesses on the Avenue in Hampden. New gentleman's barber shop moving into former 16Tons men's clothing space. 16 Tons is moving into the old Denova space, along with doubledutch, a women's clothing boutique store. Atomic Books is expanding into the old doubledutch space, while the old train and hobby shop will be a sports bar.
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 documentaries about Adolph Hitler and Winston Churchill?
In the end, what makes the University of Maryland's move to the Big Ten look like such a winner is the school's participation in the Big Ten Network, one of collegiate sports' most successful and savvy TV operations with its audience of 80 million homes.