AT&T and DirecTV have announced another short-term extension of their merger agreement, as the two companies enter the 14th month since they first forged their $49 billion deal.
The nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceCable has collected all the data in one place. Below are the salary and compensation rates of the top eight highest paid CEOs among publicly traded cable, satellite and IPTV service providers.
The $49 billion AT&T-DirecTV merger agreement, first proposed more than a year ago, could be "days" away from receiving regulatory approval.
DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) has nearly tripled its damages claim in its lawsuit against Qatar-based cable news programmer Al Jazeera, upping its claim from $28.5 million to $74.5 million after audits...
SAN FRANCISCO--The Pac-12 Network will enter its fourth college football season without carriage on DirecTV and without an OTT option available for displaced viewers in the United States.
DirecTV and the NFL have been hit with a class-action suit, alleging that the bundling of games in the NFL Sunday Ticket package violates antitrust laws.
The American Cable Association has petitioned the FCC to impose merger conditions on AT&T and DirecTV, mandating that the combined company charge cable competitors reasonable prices to carry its five regional sports networks.
It's still unclear whether a global market for 4K/UltraHD services from pay-TV providers will ever develop, but an installed base of 4K-capable TV sets does appear to be establishing itself.
A group of smaller broadcasters has filed an emergency petition against DirecTV with the FCC, claiming the satellite TV operator isn't negotiating retransmission licensing in good faith.
DirecTV released a statement Thursday, implying that Time Warner Cable gave its new merger suitor, Charter Communications, a sweetheart deal on regional sports network TWC SportsNet LA.