AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says AT&T is currently reviewing a major branding change for DirecTV, as federal regulators finish off their own review of the telco's purchase of the pay-TV operator.
DirecTV-subscribing college sports fans on the West Coast can't watch the Pac-12 Network, but they can watch University of Texas games on the Longhorn Network.
DirecTV has released increased consumer pricing for its 2015 NFL Sunday Ticket packages, following the eight-year, $12 billion re-upping of the satellite operator's licensing deal with the National Football League in early October.
DirecTV has reached a broadcast retrans renewal agreement with Cordillera Communications, restoring 10 network affiliates to its service after a 10-day blackout.
Monday's Dish Network press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show was as jarring as a ride across the outback in a pouch. It started off with CEO Joseph Clayton being escorted onto the Mandalay Bay stage by a small marching band of kangaroo-costumed players, a reference to the Hopper DVR the executive would soon laud.
While the introduction by Dish Network Monday of its much ballyhooed streaming service, Sling TV, commanded the bulk of attention, another significant product introduction got a little lost in the noise. Dish will also introduce to its customers later this month a 4K version of its Hopper DVR that is compatible with any Ultra HD TV set.
A group of top programming conglomerates, pay-TV companies, consumer electronics brands and streaming media operators have formed an alliance to further the development of the 4K/Ultra HD market.
Culminating one of 2014's most anticipated rounds of pay-TV deal making, DirecTV has finally announced the finalization of a broad-reaching licensing agreement with the Walt Disney Company.
DirecTV has announced the soft launch of its Spanish-language streaming service Yaveo, providing subscribers with programming from Latin America and Spain for $7.99 a month.
Despite haggling that dates back to the early part of the year, DirecTV and Disney will likely end 2014 without a new long term program licensing deal in place.