Pac-12 Networks has partnered with technology company Synacor to offer a la carte multiscreen services to students on select conference campuses.
The fate of carriage-crippled regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston now hinges on what dilapidated value a bankruptcy court deems that it has left. The teams want to sell the bankrupt network to AT&T and DirecTV at a value of around $22 million, down from an initial value of $700 million.
Comcast is now fighting a bankruptcy court-backed deal that would transfer ownership of struggling regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston to AT&T and DirecTV.
DirecTV has finally signed a deal with the National Football League that will keep the premium football game package NFL Sunday Ticket on the satellite operator's service through 2022. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but according to Reuters, the eight-year exclusive contract is valued at around $12 billion.
With regulators and the public focused on the proposed merger of the Nos. 1 and 2 cable companies, a preliminary deal combining the biggest phone company in the U.S. with the top satellite TV provider is flying under the regulatory radar.
The Pac-12 Networks will finally arrive on the program guides of DirecTV if AT&T's proposed acquisition of the satellite service passes regulatory muster.
DirecTV shareholders approved the satellite TV provider's proposed merger with AT&T, an action that removes one of the final hurdles to the blockbuster telecom transaction.
DirecTV shareholders are more than okay with the proposed buyout of the company by AT&T. The satellite operator said Thursday that shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger, with 99 percent voting in favor on a base representing 77 percent of all outstanding company shares.
DirecTV has for several years received critical acclaim in the ad world for funny TV commercials lampooning how life supposedly gets worse when you have cable... and, of course, better when you switch to satellite-based video services. Now, the company is plying a little celebrity to the marketing mix.
Through their joint venture Otter Media, AT&T and the Chernin Group have confirmed their earlier reported intention to buy YouTube programming network Fullscreen. The size of the deal is not yet known, but Re/code puts Fullscreen's valuation at somewhere between $200 million to $300 million.