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Dish, Cogent ask FCC to place conditions on AT&T/DirecTV deal that favor online video

With approval of the $49 billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV nearing, executives for Dish Network and Cogent Communications reportedly met with FCC officials last week and asked them to impose restrictions on the combined operation as it relates to online video.

AT&T-DirecTV deal nears closure, still A-OK with regulators

Performing yet another heat check on the smooth-sailing AT&T-DirecTV merger proposal, the  Wall Street Journal  reports that regulator closure is just weeks away and that the FCC and the Justice Department still have no major issues with it.

DirecTV Launches Apple Watch app, loses YouTube on set-tops

DirecTV has included support for the new Apple Watch in the latest update to its iPhone app. The satellite carrier is the second big pay-TV company to extend an app for the much-anticipated new wearable, with Comcast announcing an Xfinity app for the device two weeks ago.

Fox's Carey says he's 'excited' about going direct-to-consumer, looks to beat cable with 'better experience'

While we still don't have specifics about 21st Century Fox's plans to launch over-the-top services directly to consumers, company COO Chase Carey continues to boldly discuss their broad strokes.

DirecTV CEO: We have 1M subscribers on our skinny bundle

Skinny bundles aren't a new phenomenon, certainly not to satellite provider DirecTV.  Speaking to investors during the company's first quarter earnings call, DirecTV CEO Mike White said that the company has more than 1 million subscribers on its Entertainment Select package, which offers about 130 channels for $19.99 per month with a 24-month contract and $49.99 per month thereafter.  The package includes premium channels HBO, Starz, Cinema and Showtime for three months.

DirecTV adds 60K U.S. subs in Q1 as revenue spikes 4% to $8.14B

DirecTV reported U.S. subscriber growth of 60,000 and global customer expansion of 279,000 in the first quarter, driven by its lowest churn rate in six years.

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.