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MLB Cashes In With New ESPN Deal

Cable and satellite television bills will no doubt go up in the years ahead, as ESPN is paying huge money for baseball broadcast rights.    The deal will double the amount of money Major League Baseball receives from the top sports network, with the liklihood that ESPN will pass along those costs in the future to pay television subscribers.

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HDNet Will Be Rebranded as AXS TV

HDNet will soon fade off into the  sunset, as AXS TV is replacing the all high definition channel.  The deal brings Ryan Seacrest into the fold, as the American Idol host will team with HDNet owner Mark Cuban.  So what will new AXS TV (pronounced "Access TV") bring to cable and satellite television audiences?From early reports the new channel looks to be a different flavor of the E! entertainment network.   The netw

DISH Network Adds WGN America HD

Chicago Cubs fans across the nation have to be happy with the news from DISH Network; WGN America has been upgraded to HD.The agreement will allow customers who subscribe to America’s Top 200 HD package and higher to begin receiving WGN America on channel 239 HD. The agreement also puts into place additional local HD in three markets and plans to carry local HD in 19 additional markets covering 23 Tribune group stations.The three additional marke

VOOM HD Fires Back at DISH Network

Voom Network fired back at DISH Network this week, filing an amended complaint against the satellite television operator.The complaint, filed in New York, alleges Voom HD will suffer $1 billion in damages due to the sudden removal of all 15 VOOM channels off of DISH Network last month.  The amendment was latched on to a previous suit filed in January.DISH Network had no comment on the suit, in which VOOM basically claims a breach-of-contract. DISH