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DirecTV streams Audience Network to iPad; pushes programmers for mobile video rights

DirecTV said Wednesday that it expanded distribution of its Audience Network to Apple's iPad, allowing subscribers to access the channel both inside and outside their homes.

Seibert: Cablevision focused on retention, WiFi, Onyx program guide

Instead of offering steep discounts to recruit new customers, Cablevision is more focused on retaining its existing digital cable, high-speed Internet and phone customers, CFO Gregg Seibert said Wednesday.

TiVo Stream device lets viewers watch programming on iPad, iPhone

TiVo began selling a $130 receiver called TiVo Stream on Thursday that lets viewers watch programming stored on their DVRs on Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.

DirecTV trademarks 'Grab & Go' for mobile video product

DirecTV has submitted trademark applications for the brand "Grab & Go" for use in products related to mobile video and digital video recorders.

Quiet AT&T U-verse-CBS resolution an anomaly amid retransmission noise

A group of golfing buddies and I were watching the latest PGA Tour event the other day when the announcer said something about the fact that Tiger Woods will soon become the first professional golfer to have earned $100 million in prize money.

Google pulls plug on Google TV Ads business

Google said it will soon fold Google TV Ads, which sold some advertising inventory for Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, DirecTV, Bendbroadband, and other cable operators and networks.

DirecTV avoids blackout of Local TV's NBC, Fox, CBS and ABC stations

DirecTV said Friday that it struck a retransmission-consent deal with Local TV LLC, which had threatened to pull 21 stations nationwide from the satellite TV provider unless it signed a new agreement by midnight.

Pac-12 rolls iPad app; DirecTV still not carrying regional sports networks

While the Pac-12 Networks still aren't available on DirecTV two weeks after their debut, the regional sports networks boasted that Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and other cable subscribers can now watch live and on-demand programming on Apple's iPad.

DirecTV launches loyalty program with social TV service Viggle

DirecTV launched a loyalty program Thursday in which it will give subscribers who use social TV service Viggle to recommend programs to friends rewards ranging from movie tickets to gift cards.

EchoStar eyes personal weather stations for satellite TV subscribers

EchoStar has filed a patent application for weather stations that could be installed on roofs of satellite TV subscribers to monitor how storms such as Tropical Storm Isaac are impacting satellite TV reception, and also to deliver hyperlocal weather reports to subscribers.