DirecTV is reserving the right to use the brand "WV Wild & Wonderful Sports" for the launch of a network that would deliver streaming video and on-demand sports content, according to two trademark applications it filed last week.
The Weather Channel accused DirecTV of risking the safety of its subscribers early Tuesday after DirecTV's refusal to agree to pay an increased license fee prompted TWC to pull its feed from about 20 million satellite TV subscribers.
About 20 million DirecTV subscribers may lose access to The Weather Channel at midnight Tuesday unless the satellite provider agrees to pay increased license fees, the network is warning viewers.
During the Consumer Electronics Show, Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, sat down with Dish Network President and CEO Joseph Clayton. In addition to talking about Dish's broadband wireless and over-the-top video ambitions, the former Sirius XM chairman offers his thoughts on pay TV consolidation, CES, and 4K Ultra HD TV.
Complaining that WWE's plans to launch a 24-hour network on the Internet threatens to drain pay-per-view revenue, DirecTV said it is debating whether it should continue to carry WWE events such as "Wrestlemania."
Set-top vendor Pace said Thursday that it generated $190 million in adjusted EBITA last year, which was a 20 percent gain compared to the cash flow it generated in 2012.
In a move that could help it compete with mobile video apps from rivals Cox Communications, Comcast and DirecTV, CenturyLink said it is beginning to offer its Prism TV subscribers the ability to stream 25 live TV networks on Apple's iPad and Google Android devices outside their homes.
ABC said that on Monday it will begin restricting access to complete episodes of new TV shows to customers of pay TV providers that it has signed to TV Everywhere authentication deals.
Netflix is producing the second season of "House of Cards," the original drama series starring Kevin Spacey, in 4K Ultra HD format, Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said in a story published by Stuff magazine on Wednesday.
DirecTV disappointed expectations that it would announce a new online video service last week. But it told investors at a conference it held in New York that it's looking into whether an online service might appeal to price-sensitive customers and niche audiences.