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Pay-TV operators get TKO'd with service interruptions during Mayweather-Pacquiao match

What was billed as one of the biggest pay-per-view boxing events in decades turned out to be a major collective technical failing for the pay-TV industry.

Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal dies, as AT&T appears set to close DirecTV combination

And then it just died. Comcast said it is ending its $45.2 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the nation's largest cable and broadband company. The decision to drop the deal likely clears the way for regulators to approve AT&T $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.

AT&T bond sale raises $17.5B for DirecTV acquisition

AT&T announced Thursday the completion of the third largest corporate bond sale ever, $17.5 billion, to help pay for its $49 billion purchase of DirecTV.

AT&T video sub growth slows to 50K in Q1, DirecTV acquisition to close in Q2

AT&T experienced a slowdown of its U-verse pay-TV service in the first quarter.  However, the company is still bullish on its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, which it expects to close in second quarter.

Quincy stations back on DirecTV after brief blackout; Dish renews Weather Channel

DirecTV and Quincy Newspapers have apparently resolved a business dispute that kept stations covering 10 Midwestern markets off the satellite service for much of Tuesday.

AT&T's stagnant stock under scrutiny as carrier buys spectrum, DirecTV and Mexican business

As AT&T prepares to report its first-quarter earnings later today, it could come under more pressure from investors to show financial progress. The pressure is coming at a time when AT&T is investing $18 billion to purchase AWS-3 spectrum, $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV and billions more to move into the Mexican wireless market.

DirecTV blacked out by Quincy Newspapers in 10 Midwest markets

Illinois-based Quincy Newspapers has blocked DirecTV from carrying broadcast stations covering 10 Midwestern markets, with the two sides unable to reach agreement on retransmission fee renewals.

DirecTV ditches Rob Lowe ad campaign that helped drive sub growth by 60%

DirecTV is shelving its highly successful TV advertising campaign starring actor Rob Lowe after the advertising industry's self-regulatory body sided with a Comcast complaint regarding the campaign's claims.

Analysts: Closure of AT&T's DirecTV buy 'imminent,' and 'oh so 2005'

Nearly 10 months after it was originally proposed, AT&T's $49 billion purchase of DirecTV could be finally about to close. In a note to investors Monday, Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery said the next few weeks will be "action packed" for the deal, and that its regulatory approval is "imminent.

Netflix is fast-tracking 4K, HDR to push Open Connect, beat cable

Despite nascent consumer demand for 4K/Ultra HD, Netflix has been the most aggressive supplier on the programming end, driving up the already high cost of producing original series like House of Cards  by shooting them in 6K, for example.