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DirecTV trademarks WV Wild & Wonderful Sports for streaming video network

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.

DirecTV-Weather battle gets ugly as 20 million subscribers lose network

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.

The Weather Channel threatens to pull feed from DirecTV

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.

Dish Network CEO weighs in on broadband wireless, virtual cable, pay TV consolidation

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.

DirecTV fires warning shot over WWE Network

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."

Comcast, DirecTV vendor Pace scores 20 percent gain in annual cash flow

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.

CenturyLink adds out-of-home viewing to Prism TV app

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 to block DirecTV, TWC, Dish subs from watching TV series online

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 shooting new season of 'House of Cards' in 4K Ultra HD

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 eyes online service for 'price-sensitive' customers

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.