New Pennsylvania NETFLIX TAX Goes Into Effect TODAY

If you live in Pittsburg and subscribe to Netflix, be expecting to pay more to watch starting today thanks to a series of new taxes. The tax will also affect online music, ebooks, apps, online games, and ringtones.

The new taxes, which target digital downloads and subscription services, are part of a revenue package passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf to fill a $1.3 billion hole in the state’s new $31.5 billion budget.

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The state’s existing 6-percent sales tax will now be extended to digital downloads and subscription services like Netflix and Hulu.  Continue reading

Dish Network HEMORRHAGING Subscribers After Dropping Fox News

It’s only been a few days Dish Network decided to drop Fox News from their channel lineup, and already subscribers are fleeing the provider like rats on a sinking ship.

According to tracking company, Multi Channel, Dish has already lost over 90,000 subscribers as a direct result of killing off Fox and it shows no sign of slowing down. Dish currently has over 14 million subscribers.

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A rep for MultiChannel had the following to say about the sharp drop in paying customers, “It is unfortunate that the millions of Fox News viewers on Dish were used as pawns by their provider… Continue reading

Star Of Showtime Series “Weeds” Admits “I’ve Never Smoked Weed”

HBO’s series “Weeds” is a about a mother who sells pot to support her family, so you would expect the star to have some experience on the subject, but no.

“I’ve never smoked it,” Says Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker.

Mary-Louise is telling reporters that recently a fan handed her a bag of pot. “I went to see the musical Fela!,” she says, “and at the curtain call someone came up and handed me a bag.”

Okay so you are a method actor, we get that, but you never, ever, ever, ever smoked weed? In this day in age? And you grow up to star in a show called Weeds and it is about smoking weed? What the hell are the odds!

If FX Leaves DirecTV Nov. 1, Will YOU Follow?

DirectTV doesn’t want to pay Newscorp, the owner of FX, the amount of money Newscorp thinks they deserve to stay with DTV, so sadly enough it looks like Newscorp is going to bite the bullet, and FX will be dropped from DirectTV on November 1.

My prediction for the fate of FX is: If Newscorp/FX doesn’t accept the new deal to be on DirectTV, shows like Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia and the new Charlie Sheen program “Anger Management”, will be uploaded illegally all over YouTube. People are going to make sock accounts (fake email addresses) and upload FX shows! It will take at least a couple days for YouTube to find the illegally uploaded shows, they will take them down, and at this point, the viewers will have already seen their desired FX show for free.

Does Newscorp think that all of their FX viewers are going to buy another ‘FX provider’? Like people will just leave DirectTV for Dish Network? I dislike Dish like many other other people, but at the same time I love FX. Would you cancel DirectTV just because FX is no longer available? No, you are going to figure out a bootleg option, or watch it on regular cable in the other room like I will be doing… but I guess if you are FX Sports watcher you may possibly consider changing your provider.

Something that the old generation of power does not understand, is that the people will see their fav FX shows or any other show/movie WHERE EVER THEY CAN SEE THEM i.e. illegally free on the Internet.

So Newscorp, will you stay apart of DirectTV by taking a little pay cut like most regular Americans, or will you leave DTV and lose your amazing FX fans who will soon be watching FX shows free on the Net? Lose DirectTV, then you lose your fans and you lose more money in the long run rather then taking this smaller amount now!

Don’t let this become an epidemic for your employees Rupert!