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Entropic buys Mobius Semiconductor for $13M

Home networking technology vendor Entropic said Thursday that it acquired mixed-signal semiconductor company Mobius Semiconductor for $13 million in cash.

DirecTV expands into home security with LifeShield acquisition

DirecTV said it plans to begin offering subscribers a home security service early next year, using a platform from its acquisition of Langhorne, Pa.-based LifeShield.

Bids for Hulu said to top $1B

The auction for Hulu is said to have attracted at least three bids in excess of $1 billion, according to a report in Reuters. The new, higher bids could finally lead to a sale of part or all of the site, which has teetered on the verge of a major liquidity event such as a sale or initial public offering for years.

Moffett gives buy rating to Charter; former Bernstein analyst neutral on Comcast, Time Warner Cable

One month after announcing the launch of his own research firm, Moffett Research founder Craig Moffett gave Charter Communications a buy rating on Monday.

Comcast launches voice controls on X1 Remote iPhone app

Comcast said Wednesday that it added voice controls to its X1 Remote app for Apple's iPhone, giving subscribers the ability to change channels and search for TV shows and movies by speaking commands into their smartphones.

DirecTV – PGA pact gives subscribers exclusive interactive golf content

DirecTV will be able to offer subscribers exclusive interactive programming from four PGA golf events under a deal it announced Monday with the PGA Tour.

Goodman buying DirecTV installer Multiband for $116M

Wireless infrastructure provider Goodman Networks is expanding into the pay TV business, striking a deal to buy DirecTV installer Multiband Corp. for $116 million in cash.

Pay TV operators should invest with customer needs in mind

Customers are satisfied with the pay TV product, but they are still unhappy with how they interface with the pay TV provider--on their websites or via their call centers. Why won't providers invest more into these key areas of their service?

ACSI: FiOS, DirecTV, U-verse top subscription TV biz in customer satisfaction

Verizon's FiOS TV was the top ranked subscription TV service in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index released Tuesday, while Charter Communications generated the most improvement compared to last year's survey.

Hulu said to attract pay-TV distributors

More potential bidders have emerged for Hulu, and incumbent pay-TV distributors are now said to be among those interested in the online video company.