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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...

Erika Morphy
AT&T May Be Suiting Up to Battle Comcast
05/13/14 11:22 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 687 Words

... has been negotiating to buy DirecTV for close to US$50 billion, based on reports that surfaced Monday. The deal, which has not been confirmed by the companies, could close within a few weeks. The current option on the table, according to anonymous...

Mick Brady
Resist: Don't Sign That AT&T Contract
02/01/18 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 1165 Words

It's coming from someone who unwittingly walked into a virtual jail cell that was disguised as a DirecTV contract. I'll be behind bars for another 23 months, and I'm counting the days. Please don't take this as a rant or as an attempt...

Patrick Nelson
The Skies Have It: Affordable Broadband Internet for All
12/05/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 818 Words

Satellite TV provider DirecTV has also joined the fray with newly priced satellite Internet bundles. DirecTV claims speeds of up to 12 Mbps. Base-level, promotional pricing is similar to the Dish offering, although DirecTV's prices are fixed for 12 months only.

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Lori Enos
E-Commerce Sting Nabs Satellite TV Pirates
08/09/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 616 Words

DirecTV Programming Stolen

Satellite television services like DirecTV provide subscribers with an access card that fits into the receiver and limits usage to services that the subscriber pays for.

By purchasing a modified or counterfeit card, subscribers can...

Stephen Caswell
Digital TV: The Future of E-Commerce, Part II
03/21/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 705 Words

While EchoStar has taken the early lead, Hughes Electronics-owned DirecTV is in hot pursuit. The company has signed a deal with personal TV provider TiVo, Inc. to develop a receiver that will combine digital TV recording, interactive TV and satellite television. The firms...

Keith Regan
News Corp. Planning High-Speed Wireless Internet Play
01/10/06 9:32 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 762 Words

... mogul Rupert Murdoch, who spent much of 2005 buying up Internet properties, may be poised to invest as much as US$1 billion into developing high-speed wireless Internet connectivity through the DirecTV division of News Corp. The DirecTV effort, which Murdoch said it...

Peter Suciu
HBO Fires Back at Dish in Blackout Tussle
11/09/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1085 Words

AT&T's intention was to drive customers to Dish competitor DirecTV , which AT&T also owns.

The sticking point in the heated negotiations was HBO's insistence that Dish commit to paying for a minimum number of customers, even if far fewer actually...

Jeff Kagan
The Wireless Industry's Two-Horse Race
05/30/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 669 Words

The Big 4 Wireless Players
It started when AT&T acquired DirecTV and created DirecTV NOW, wireless TV or mobile TV. It has been trying to acquire Time Warner as well, which would give it the ability to grow in many...

Peter Suciu
With 4K HDR, Olympics May Be More Colorful Than Ever
02/08/18 1:44 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1269 Words

Dish, DirecTV and Comcast customers who have compatible TV sets and subscriptions to the appropriate service, will be able to take in the 4K HDR coverage.

This year's games are not the first Olympics to be delivered in 4K -- NBC...

David Jones
Hulu Aims to Reinvent Live TV Experience
05/04/17 9:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 687 Words

... on Wednesday announced a new live-streaming television service for US$39.99 per month, which will place the company in direct competition with newly launched services from DirecTV Now, YouTube and other OTT (over-the-top) content providers. The Hulu with Live TV beta will offer...

Jeff Kagan
C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers
04/27/17 12:26 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 653 Words

Since C Spire started out as a wireless company, it would be great if it could deliver this television service wirelessly over its own network, like AT&T does with its DirecTV mobile television offering. Will this be part of C Spire's offering?

David Jones
YouTube Jumps into the Live TV Streaming Fray
03/01/17 4:01 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 574 Words

YouTube on Tuesday jumped headfirst into the growing market for live streaming television with the announcement of YouTube TV, a service aimed squarely at DirecTV Now, Sling and other streaming TV services. YouTube's cord-cutter friendly US$35 a month service will offer live sitcoms,...

Jeff Kagan
It's Time for Comcast to Get Off the Wireless Fence
09/08/16 10:26 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 590 Words

Now, wireless has expanded and changed, and competitors like AT&T's U-verse and DirecTV are using wireless to deliver television programming. I'll bet Comcast now wishes it never sold off its wireless spectrum. So, what can we expect from the company going forward in...

Jeff Kagan
How Will Regulators Chaperone the Big Merger Dance?
06/19/14 6:37 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 778 Words

With DirecTV , AT&T will be able to market television nationally, but not its landline business.

As companies merge, they will become more national in scope, and more companies will start to compete. Companies that never competed before will go head to...

Erika Morphy
AMC Taunts Dish With 'Breaking Bad' Freebie
07/13/12 10:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 690 Words

The situation is almost the mirror image of a dispute between Viacom and DirecTV . DirecTV canceled Viacom's lineup of programming because of the 30 percent price hike Viacom was insisting on. DirecTV took to the Web to present its side of...

Chris Maxcer
Bringing High-Def Into Focus
05/17/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1977 Words

There are two main satellite players: Dish Network and DirecTV . Existing satellite TV subscribers will find themselves in the unenviable position of needing to upgrade their equipment to receive HD programming. They may need a new dish, perhaps a second dish,...

Jennifer LeClaire
BabyFirstTV Kindles Child Development Debate
05/12/06 1:28 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 573 Words

... may have thought there was a television channel for everything and everybody, but DirecTV is the first to launch a channel for viewers too young to complain about the programming. Some child experts, though, are complaining that the viewers are too young...

ECT News Business Desk
TiVo Growth Triples to 1.9 Million Subscribers
08/26/04 3:06 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 372 Words

Of the 288,000 net new subscriptions added in Q2, approximately 225,000 are DirecTV with TiVo subscriptions, or about four times the number of new DirecTV with TiVo subscriptions added in Q2 of last year. DirecTV with TiVo subscriptions now total more than...

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Too many steps are required to reach a contact.
Video quality is often poor -- dropped calls, frozen images.
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