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DirecTV and Fox Networks carve TV Everywhere deal

Filling in an important patch in the ever-so-complicated web of TV Everywhere rights deals, DirecTV and Fox Networks announced a multiscreen agreement covering the Fox broadcast network as well as cable channels FX, Fox Sports 1 and National Geographic.

Deluxe rolls out 4K media services products for top pay-TV operators

Having assisted in the launch of DirecTV's 4K service, as well as a soon-to-launch Ultra HD product for a "major cable operator," venerable media services company Deluxe has officially unfurled a range of 4K offerings for pay-TV clients.

Satellite carrying DirecTV's 4K hopes and dreams enjoys successful launch

A satellite deemed crucial to DirecTV's further rollout of 4K/Ultra HD services successfully launched Dec. 6 out of the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Shot clock delays put FCC merger timelines into March

Originally scheduled to culminate by the end of 2014, the FCC's respective regulatory reviews for the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV mergers will now close in March, if no more delays are encountered.

DirecTV deal hinders a la carte HBO, report says

Terms in HBO's carriage agreement with DirecTV could hinder the Time Warner Inc. premium network's plans to extend its service to an online a la carte model in 2015, the Wall Street Journal reports.

DirecTV: 'We could integrate a FanDuel or DraftKings into' NFL Sunday Ticket

DirecTV is looking to enhance a key feature to its pricey NFL Sunday Ticket package by possibly partnering--or perhaps acquiring--one of the fast-growing daily fantasy sports league operators.

As Aereo claims Chapter 11, DirecTV admits kicking the tires on its OTT model

Raging against the dying of the light for nearly five months following its devastating setback in the U.S. Supreme Court, streaming service Aereo announced Friday that it will liquidate its assets through Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

DirecTV: Oh, one more thing, 4K setup will set you back $50

Trumpeting the debut of U.S. pay-TV's first 4K service with a Nov. 13 press release announcing a hodgepodge of older Paramount titles and K2 nature films in the Ultra HD format, DirecTV said its subscribers needed only a Genie DVR and Samsung 4K TV set to enjoy the super high-resolution fare.

Former CSN Houston relaunches as Root Sports Southwest

Putting an end to a protracted coverage stalemate for a high-profile regional sports network, the outlet previously known as CSN Houston relaunched Monday under the control of AT&T and DirecTV as Root Sports Southwest.

DirecTV's 4K launch highlights include Forrest Gump, nature films

DirecTV on Friday became the first U.S. pay-TV operator to offer 4K/Ultra HD programming, delivering a seemingly random set of Paramount theatrical titles and K2 Productions nature documentaries to subscribers equipped with Genie DVRs and Samsung 4K televisions.