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Extreme NFL dependence poses risks to U.S. TV business

Tech startups are stridently warned these days not to become too dependent on giant online platforms such as Google and Facebook. Your page or video views might be sky high right now, but if your business model can be undone with the mere tweak of an algorithm, you don't really have much of a business.

DirecTV and Raycom settle retrans fight, exchange nasty words

DirecTV and Raycom Media announced a new broadcast retransmission deal Sunday, ending a six-day blackout and enabling viewers in key pro football markets including New Orleans to catch Sunday's opening-season games. Service to 37 TV markets was restored with the agreement.

DirecTV reaches deal with Dispatch Video, pleads to Raycom: 'Let the people see pro football'

DirecTV has renewed its broadcast retransmission deal with Dispatch Video, putting it back on the air on Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR and Columbus, Ohio indie WBNS, and ending a four-day blackout.

Fox to stream 101 NFL games to select pay-TV subscribers

In one of the most aggressive TV Everywhere initiatives launched yet by a major broadcaster, Fox Sports will make 101 NFL games broadcast on the Fox network available this fall for streaming to subscribers of select pay-TV services.

FCC stops charging fees to tiny cable operators, proposes that Dish and DirecTV start paying up

Tiny cable operators are, understandably, praising the FCC's decision to exempt them from regulatory fees while simultaneously proposing that satellite operators Dish and DirecTV be subject to per-sub charges.

Comcast accuses DirecTV, AT&T of holding back info in CSN Houston takeover

Nothing in the short life of troubled regional sports network CSN Houston has come easy, and that trend is continuing in the transfer of ownership in federal bankruptcy court. With a critical hearing scheduled for Thursday, Comcast has accused AT&T and DirecTV of holding back information in their quest to acquire the struggling RSN.

Raycom, Dispatch Video pull broadcast channels off DirecTV

Broadcasters Raycom Media and Dispatch Video have pulled their channels off DirecTV after failing to come to a retrans agreement with the satellite operator by Aug. 31.

TWC explains outage as DirecTV quietly experiences its own technical issues

As Time Warner Cable looked to explain why nearly 12 million of its broadband customers went without service Wednesday morning, DirecTV quietly dealt with an outage of its own, albeit one that only affected local broadcast channels.

Rumor Mill: AT&T reaches agreement with DOJ on DirecTV purchase

AT&T has reportedly reached an agreement with the Department of Justice, clearing a major regulatory hurdle in its quest to purchase DirecTV, according to an exclusive in the New York Post.

Dish to black out college football games on Fox Sports 1

After heavily promoting its availability of college football-related programming all summer, Dish Network revealed that it's blacking out four opening-weekend games on Fox Sports 1.