An Excellent History Of The Evil DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Monopoly

An Excellent History Of The Evil DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Monopoly

NFL Sunday Ticket is like amazing delicious super crack. From the ability to watch whatever game your fickle heart desires, to the hypnotic decadence of “The Red Zone Channel,” NFL Sunday Ticket is well, radical.

The NFL Accuses Cable Companies Of  "Curbing Competition"

The NFL Accuses Cable Companies Of "Curbing Competition"

Reader Sean forwarded the following email from the NFL, along with a note:Hi guys, Longtime reader of the site. Not sure how you see this email, but I find it to be insulting to my intelligence.

Consumers No Longer Forced To Lease Decoders From Cable Company

Consumers No Longer Forced To Lease Decoders From Cable Company

As of last Sunday, cable operators will no longer be able to mandate that you have lease their cable decoder box. The industry agreed on a descrambler format, the CableCARD, which can be loaded into a cable box made by any company. Consumers should see equipment price drops, along with a range of new features. However, the CableCARD will probably only be available to new installations and upgrades.

Tell The FCC What You Think Of An XM-Sirius Merger

The FCC seeks public comment on proposed XM-Sirius merger. Namely, what might the common people think about repealing a 1997 FCC ordinance specifically forbidding such a merger…

"Extra Innings" Will Remain On Cable

"Extra Innings" Will Remain On Cable

IN DEMAND also offered to make the Extra Innings subscription package available to other cable companies across the United States, MLB said. These operators also would be required to carry the MLB Channel once launched.

Starbucks Monopoly Gets Sued

Starbucks Monopoly Gets Sued

You can’t keep on suing the little guy before he sues back: Starbucks has been nailed with a huge class-action anti-monopoly suit by small, independent coffee shop Belvi Coffee.

AT&T Overcharging Soldiers in Iraq… Because it Can

AT&T Overcharging Soldiers in Iraq… Because it Can

Allegations have arisen that AT&T is abusing its power as a monopoly provider in US soldier’s PBXs in Iraq to block 1-800 numbers needed to use non-AT&T calling cards.