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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.

Virtual MVPD concept generates more hype- but it isn't feasible

While executives at major programmers like Viacom and Walt Disney Co. have predicted in recent weeks that a virtual multichannel programming distributor could soon emerge, I'm beginning to wonder if the concept is little more than hype.

DirecTV CEO 'very optimistic' about renewal of exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket deal

Nine months after DirecTV CFO Patrick Doyle told analysts that the company was open to sharing "NFL Sunday Ticket" with other pay TV distributors, CEO Mike White said Thursday that he expects DirecTV will keep exclusive rights to the popular programming package.

Analyst expects DirecTV streaming announcement

DirecTV could announce a new streaming TV service, Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet wrote in a note to investors according multiple reports. DirecTV is set to host an investor day Thursday.

Elemental gears for 4K Olympics and Ultra HD programming tiers

A top executive at encoding technology vendor Elemental Technologies said he expects several broadcasters to deliver 4K Ultra HD programming from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and that multiple providers worldwide will launch 4K programming tiers in the second half of 2014.