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Peter Suciu
It's Streaming Time for Showtime
06/08/15 12:20 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 655 Words

"We have to think about the relationship that Showtime has with pay-TV operators," he noted, "as it currently gives half the fees that are charged to the likes of Comcast , Time Warner or DirecTV."

The real incentive for Showtime...

Jeff Kagan
The Next Big Split in Wireless
05/07/15 9:51 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1020 Words

AT&T and Verizon are interested in everything from wireless in Mexico, to acquiring DirecTV to offer satellite television in the U.S., to helping many other industries -- like healthcare , retail, automotive and so on -- transform using wireless.

In fact,...

Peter Suciu
YouTube Fiddles With 4K
03/30/15 10:28 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 602 Words

"We saw this in the early days of HD as certain pay TV providers, such as DirecTV , had a period of meaningful differentiation vis a vis the cable competition," he recalled.

"For Web-based services, there are fewer barriers than with...

Jack M. Germain
Samsung Smart TVs Hint at Tizen-Run IoT
01/12/15 11:29 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 700 Words

Consumers will be able to stream UHD movies and TV shows from providers such as Amazon, Comcast , DIRECTV, M-GO and Netflix.

Tizen Strategy Binding
There are two main reasons that a vendor develops a standalone OS. One is...

Katherine Noyes
Verizon May Launch Have-It-Your-Way Internet TV
09/12/14 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 636 Words

Sony, Dish Network and DirecTV are working on similar offerings. Sony just this week announced that it has secured the rights to carry 22 Viacom channels -- including MTV and Nickelodeon -- as part of a cloud-based television service of its own...

Glenn Hower
Pay TV Could Find a Silver Lining in the Looming OTT Cloud
07/23/14 4:36 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1076 Words

DISH Network offers its Sling-enabled Hopper service, which allows users to watch live and recorded programming on mobile devices. DirecTV offers the NFL Sunday Ticket, a Sunday afternoon NFL game package that allows viewers access to local broadcasts of out-of-market games. The NFL...

Kris Holt
If Amazon Builds It, Will They Come?
06/17/14 3:35 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 913 Words

This could potentially point to long-term partnership of content by Amazon to AT&T, who should own DirecTV within a year or so. For AT&T to go for exclusivity, the phone itself would have to be one of the best products on the market...

Jeff Kagan
Comcast-TWC Merger Is All About Investors
02/20/14 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 971 Words

Companies like Comcast, Time Warner Cable and others are losing customers and market share to the new competitors like AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink Prism, and satellite-TV players DirecTV and DISH Network.

As the cable television industry tries to deal with...

Jeff Kagan
Cable TV's Chilly Customer Relationships
02/13/14 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 983 Words

Today, growing competition from the telephone companies with IPTV, satellite television like DirecTV and DISH Network -- as well as others like Aereo, Netflix and Amazon -- have caused cable television to lose market share. In order to better compete, the cable...

Jeff Kagan
Get Ready for World War TV
11/07/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 845 Words

They are after Comcast, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and Dish Network. Generally speaking, in markets where they compete, the phone companies are winning. However, they don't compete in all markets. That's why cable television companies still have the overall lead.

How will...

Erika Morphy
Time Warner May Erect a Walled Content Garden
06/13/13 3:19 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 658 Words

" Sunday Ticket on DirecTV was a huge differentiator when it came into the market," he told the E-Commerce Times. "Original comedies and dramas have been important for HBO and Showtime in driving loyalty, but it's nothing compared to sports."


Erika Morphy
Bonitasoft Revs Its Execution Engine in Bonita BPM 6
06/07/13 8:47 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 410 Words

Since its launch, the company has: 1) commercialized its open source business process management technology , which it created out of the Bonita Project in the mid-2000s; 2) pulled in US$28 million in venture funding; and 3) attracted some 600 customers, including national and multinational firms such as DirecTV, ...

Jeff Kagan
TV Industry Disruption: Aereo's Threat and Promise
01/24/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 823 Words

Satellite companies like Dish Network and DirecTV entered the field and chipped away a little bit of their business. Then local phone companies entered with services like AT&T's U-verse and Verizon's FiOS. Now it appears Apple and Google are getting ready to transform...

Jeff Kagan
Why Cablevision Is Tweaking Its Own Nose
09/13/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 941 Words

If it does, then it may be an idea worth considering by other companies like Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Bright House, Dish Network and DirecTV who also need to reinvent their image in the customer mind.
My Pick of the Week...

John P. Mello Jr.
Analysts: Apple Needs to Rethink Its TV Strategy
09/07/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 648 Words

However, even with 20 million subscribers, a satellite outfit like DirecTV may lack the volume Apple needs to make its TV model work. That's why an exclusivity deal in television won't work, according to NPD Group Analyst Stephen Baker.

Can't Live...

Jeff Kagan
Google Fiber: Internet, TV Will Never Be the Same
08/02/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1326 Words

So are satellite companies like DirecTV and DISH. They do things the way they have done things for quite a while.

Telephone companies like Verizon FiOS and AT&T uVerse are at less risk, but I'll bet you every provider is watching this...

Jeff Kagan
The Future of Cable TV Is in Motion
05/31/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1444 Words

Then satellite television providers like DISH TV and DirecTV entered the fray and carved out a slice of the pie.

Then local telephone companies started offering their Americast television. That was put on the back burner when the Wave of Baby...

Erika Morphy
Reading Into IBM's Tealeaf Buy
05/03/12 8:45 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 593 Words

Tealeaf has more than 450 customers, including such Fortune 100 companies as Dell , Wells Fargo , Air Canada , GEICO, Orbitz , Crate & Barrel, Neiman Marcus, Expedia , Zappos , ING Direct, Best Buy , DirecTV , McKesson and StubHub.


Rachelle Dragani
FCC Chair to Put AT&T/T-Mobile Merger on the Grill
11/23/11 11:12 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 647 Words

His appeal to the other commissioners is the first such request since 2002, when a potential deal between EchoStar and DirecTV was put under the microscope.

Since AT&T's intention to buy smaller rival T-Mobile was announced in March, consumer groups and other...

Richard Adhikari
Looking to the Future, Facebook Digs Into Your Past
09/22/11 2:36 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 675 Words

Music industry partners include Spotify and Rdio ; entertainment industry partners include Netflix , Hulu and DirecTV ; partners providing reading content include Gizmodo , Slate , USA Today , The Economist and Yahoo News ; and lifestyle app partners include Nike...

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