ATLANTA--AT&T will be in a much better position to renegotiate content licensing deals with content owners once it closes its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, according to AT&T executive Ralph de la Vega. AT&T's goal is make it much easier for consumers to get TV content on their smartphones and tablets without having to worry about whether or not they will be able to do so because of content rights, he said.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if a class-action suit filed against DirecTV over early-termination charges will be subject to continued litigation or binding arbitration.
DirecTV stands firmly behind the deployment of 4K/UltraHD services and plans to have 50-70 4K channels available to subscribers by 2020, according to SVP Philip Goswitz.
It might be too late to put the OTT genie back in the bottle, but DirecTV has announced yet another major expansion of its TV Everywhere wherewithal.
FCC commissioners voted 5-0 Monday to move forward with a proposal that would end a requirement that cable operators prove they have competition from satellite operators in order to avoid rate regulation.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged DirecTV with deceptive advertising, alleging that the satellite TV operator has been luring prospective customers with 12-month promotional rates but not properly explaining to them the implications of the two-year contract these deals entail.
HBO stirred a hornet's nest with its announced plan to offer its standalone HBO Now service exclusively on Apple TV.
Could DirecTV reach its goal of going all-HD a year early and have the task completed by the end of 2015?
Let me first say that I'm not a cord cutter. Really, I'm not. I'm just experimenting. Lots of guys who aren't cord cutters do it. But after two weeks of liberation from packaged video entertainment programming, I've reached some interesting conclusions.
DirecTV is considering matching rival Dish Network with its own over-the-top service, but the prospect of launching such a product doesn't necessarily excite the satellite operator.