Friday's epic showdown between Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and San Francisco Giants pitching star Madison Bumgarner was supposed to be the first of 25 Major League Baseball games shown live in 4K by DirecTV, but technical issues kept the satellite operator from executing on the plan.
DirecTV said it will show 25 Major League Baseball games live in 4K this season, starting with Friday's anticipated matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.
Continuing to look for ways to cross-promote and drive growth across service platforms, AT&T said today that it's offering two-year guaranteed pricing for customers who combine DirecTV, wireline Internet and landline phone services.
DirecTV isn't just showing The Masters golf tournament in 4K, it appears to be launching three distinct UltraHD channels.
It may still have a regional sports network it can't sell, but Time Warner Cable will be able to hold its head up high during a 2016 Major League Baseball season marked by growing TV viewer frustration and furor.
MoffettNathanson downgraded both Verizon and AT&T, saying shares of both companies "have very substantially outperformed" in recent months despite major challenges in the U.S. mobile market.
After rival operators rebuffed its offer of a one-year, 30-percent discount on its carriage-starved regional sports network, SportsNet LA, Time Warner Cable has offered a revised six-year deal that more gradually raises the price of the channel, according to the Los Angeles Times.
DirecTV and Cox do not appear to be enticed to sign a carriage agreement with Time Warner Cable after the MSO lowered the price of its SportsNet LA channel by 30 percent.
Time Warner Cable has come out swinging ahead of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, offering a 30 percent discount on its carriage-starved SportsNet LA regional sports network.
AT&T has been sued by Herring Networks for $100 million, with the indie programmer alleging the DirecTV operator reneged on promises to carry its networks in exchange for supporting its purchase of of the satellite TV company last year.