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Kevin W. FitzMaurice
DirecTV To Buy Pegasus Satellite in $938 Million Deal
08/02/04 8:43 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 571 Words

... DirecTV Group has reached an agreement to buy bankrupt Pegasus Communications satellite television assets in a deal valued at $938 million, the companies announced today. The deal involves a payment of $875 million in cash plus agreed satisfaction and dismissal of all...

Kris Holt
AT&T, DirecTV Merger Could Hamper Cord-Cutting
06/13/14 2:10 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1021 Words

... planned merger with DirecTV is far from a done deal. Among the objections that have been raised is one stemming from a filing this week with the Federal Communications Commission. There is now concern that the merger would make it more difficult...

Peter Suciu
FTC Goes to Bat for Duped DirecTV Customers
03/16/15 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 700 Words

... Federal Trade Commission last week charged DirecTV with deceptive advertising practices in a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. DirecTV, which has been in discussions over a potential merger with AT&T,...

David Jones
AT&T Snags Quickplay for DirecTV Expansion
05/17/16 2:45 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 556 Words

... on Monday announced that it has agreed to buy Quickplay Media , which will serve as the backbone for DirecTV's upcoming multiplatform streaming video services. Quickplay, which supports AT&T's U-Verse TV Everywhere service, will support DirecTV Now, DirecTV Mobile and DirecTV...

Jeff Kagan
The Transformational AT&T, DirecTV Merger
08/06/15 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 550 Words

... acquisition of DirecTV is more than a merger -- it is a transformational event that could change the entire television space. It has the potential to create such intense competition that it very well could transform the entire television space -- meaning...

Erika Morphy
DirecTV, Viacom Cross Swords, Customers Get Hurt
07/12/12 11:34 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 556 Words

... months-long disagreement over the fees DirecTV should pay to Viacom for some of its most popular programming has turned into steely-eyed brinkmanship between the two companies -- and DirecTV's customers caught in the middle. Viacom proposed increasing the fees DirecTV pays for...

Jennifer LeClaire
News Corp. Agrees to DirecTV Swap With Liberty Media
12/22/06 11:38 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 552 Words

Specifically, Liberty Media has agreed to exchange its 16.3 percent stake in News Corp. for News Corp.'s 38.5 percent stake in DirecTV , as well as regional sports networks in Denver, Pittsburgh and Seattle, and $550 million in cash. The deal marks one...

John P. Mello Jr.
Google's Mad Men to Sell DirecTV Ads
08/12/10 8:53 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 750 Words

Google's expansion into advertising outside the virtual world received a boost Wednesday when it landed a new client: DirecTV . The deal with the satellite TV provider will add another 18.7 million households to Google TV Ads' reach, bringing the total number of...

Jim Offner
DirecTV to Dish Out VOD
03/13/08 3:35 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 726 Words

... television's big edge on its satellite rivals may be eroding a bit, if DirecTV's plan to offer on-demand programming works out. On Thursday, DirecTV said it is testing an on-demand service for movies and other TV programming and planning a formal...

Chris Maxcer
DirecTV Moves to Put Net on Power Grid
08/15/07 12:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 647 Words

... TV provider DirecTV is making a move on the high-speed broadband over powerline (BPL) market. The company announced a wholesale distribution agreement with BPL provider Current Group Wednesday. In addition to letting DirecTV sell Current's broadband services , the agreement also lets...

Walaika Haskins
DirecTV Hints at Delivering Broadband Over Power Lines
05/15/07 2:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 675 Words

... DirecTV could test a high-speed Internet delivery service over power lines within the next year, chief executive Chase Carey said Monday. Carey's comments came during the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit in New York.

DirecTV is just one of...

Peter Suciu
AT&T to DirecTV Customers: Let's Stick Together
08/03/15 2:14 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 641 Words

DirecTV Tie-In
The new bundling of services -- a result of AT&T having completed its acquisition of DirecTV -- could pave the way for greater integration of the satellite-TV offerings, as well as a way to attract new customers who...

Rachelle Dragani
AT&T Gambles on DirecTV
05/20/14 11:38 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 511 Words

... on Sunday announced it had agreed to acquire DirecTV in order to expand its consumer offerings across additional platforms and better compete in the ever-evolving telecom industry. The merger of the U.S.' second-largest wireless provider and second-largest pay-TV company would be worth...

Paul Hartsock
DirecTV App: Convenient, Intuitive, Light on Power
04/23/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 762 Words

... DirecTV , an app by the satellite TV provider of the same name , is available for free at the App Store. I don't really know how to watch regular TV anymore. It's become difficult to take in any sort of home...

Keith Regan
DirecTV and XM Forge Alliance
09/30/05 1:16 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 560 Words

... to fend off competition from Internet-based entertainment providers and others, DirecTV and XM Satellite radio have signed a deal to offer subscribers of DirecTV access to streaming radio offerings of XM. The two satellite-based companies said starting in mid-November DirecTV subscribers will...

Quinten Plummer
Sprint Goes Fishing for DirecTV Subscribers
09/01/15 1:37 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 486 Words

... last week announced it was celebrating the AT&T/DirecTV merger by extending a truly valuable offer to DirecTV customers. "The Sprint network is winning awards across the country for reliability and speed, and our customers have never been more satisfied," crowed Sprint spokesperson...

Peter Suciu
Viacom, DirecTV Mend Fences - but at What Cost?
07/20/12 1:20 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 838 Words

... DirecTV subscribers will soon be able to get their MTV, as well as their daily fix of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, plus Nickelodeon and the 14 channels owned by Viacom , under a new agreement the two companies announced on...

Keith Regan
Murdoch Eyes DirecTV Swap to Gain Control of News Corp.
09/15/06 11:59 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 687 Words

Murdoch and Liberty have traded proposals to have Liberty exchange its stake in News Corp. for a controlling share in satellite TV provider DirecTV .

Liberty Media owns an 18 percent stake in News Corp., while Murdoch's company owns 38.5 percent of...

Rachelle Dragani
Hulu Might Be Up for Grabs
06/03/13 2:23 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 854 Words

... DirecTV and two other unidentified bidders are offering upwards of US$1 billion to buy Hulu, according to multiple press accounts. DirecTV could possibly be planning to add Hulu's digital offerings to its TV packages.

Hulu offers both free and paid content,...

Jeff Kagan
AT&T Catches a Wave
05/22/14 6:36 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 793 Words

Together, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong new competitor in the pay-television space. That's great. Unless traditional cable-TV companies get their act together, this merger could be another nail in their coffin. This is a busy time in the industry. If we...

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