A DirecTV blackout affecting three ABC North Dakota affiliates started just before the NBA Finals and is still going now that the championship series has ended. In a message to viewers, Forum Communications said the ongoing negotiations with DirecTV have been frustrating but that the standoff is "not about greed."
AT&T is looking at ways to up-sell mobile services to its DirecTV customers, according to Jefferies.
AT&T is experimenting with ways to sell its mobile services to DirecTV customers, according to analysts at Jefferies.
More than 8 billion devices were connected to the web by the end of 2015, according to fresh data from IHS, averaging four devices per household around the world. And Netflix has a presence on many of them.
AT&T appears to be giving Verizon a run for its money in the Yahoo sweepstakes.
Tony Goncalves, AT&T senior VP of strategy and business development, described the pay-TV industry's dabble into skinny bundling as a trend that cannot last.
Forum Communications blacked out three North Dakota ABC affiliates on DirecTV Thursday right before the stations were set to broadcast the highly rated first game of the NBA Finals.
Verizon's Go90 is gradually gaining traction but faces "an uphill battle" against other mobile video and social networking apps and services, according to a study by UBS analysts.
Fixed-line cable and broadband companies are beginning to dip their toes into mobile, while wireless service providers are gradually expanding into media. AT&T, for instance, acquired DirecTV and then launched unlimited data to users who subscribed to both mobile and video services, and Verizon is rapidly building out its Go90 offering. Meanwhile, Cablevision is hoping to gain traction with its Freewheel smartphone service, and Google's Project Fi may someday threaten traditional mobile carriers with its Wi-Fi-first model.
A flurry of antitrust lawsuits filed by both residential and commercial customers against DirecTV (NYSE: T) and the NFL over the exclusivity of NFL Sunday Ticket out-of-market games has been combined into a nationwide class action complaint, with law firm Robins Kaplan LLP selected as the co-lead for the plaintiffs.