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ACA's Polka: Small cable operators may exit pay TV business

American Cable Association President & CEO Matt Polka says that he expects some of his member cable companies will exit the pay TV business, and focus on selling broadband Internet access to subscribers turning to Internet video for home entertainment. In an interview with FierceCable, Polka details ACA's views on issues like usage-based broadband, lobbying efforts, and its unique partnership with Time Warner Cable and DirecTV, Verizon and other cable rivals pushing for retransmission-consent reform.

DirecTV floats possibility of sharing NFL Sunday Ticket rights with cable operators

DirecTV CFO Patrick Doyle said Wednesday that the company may not renew its exclusive  NFL Sunday Ticket  franchise when its contract with the league expires next year.

Dish Network rolls propane-fueled service vans

Dish Network said it is deploying 200 propane-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans that will be driven by installers in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

How Comcast, Charter and Time Warner Cable will use TV Everywhere to steal DirecTV and Dish subscribers

Top executives from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications offered a sneak peek this week at how cable operators will attempt to use TV Everywhere rights deals they've stuck with programmers to poach subscribers from DirecTV and Dish Network.

NPD: FiOS, U-verse subs spending more on VOD than Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network customers

The average Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse TV subscriber spent $25.29 on video-on-demand movies in 2012, outspending cable and satellite TV subscribers, NPD Group said Monday.

DirecTV avoids Sinclair blackout, signs short-term contract extension

DirecTV and Sinclair Broadcast Group said late Thursday that they signed a short-term extension on their retransmission-consent agreement, which prevented Sinclair from pulling 87 stations in 47 markets from the satellite TV provider.

DirecTV files trademark applications for industry's first 4K network

DirecTV may be developing the pay TV industry's first 4K, or ultra HD network, according to several trademark applications it filed last week.

DirecTV loses ABC affiliates in Alaska

DirecTV lost the feed for ABC affiliates in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska, on Sunday, after its retransmission-consent deal with station owner Vision Alaska expired.

DirecTV rips Sinclair for 'unnecessary threats' in retrans dispute

DirecTV accused Sinclair Broadcast Group of attempting to "frighten" subscribers in 47 markets with its threat to pull 87 stations that carry programming from Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC and other networks unless it agrees to pay increased retransmission-consent fees.

DirecTV to hit 5 million subscribers with $3 monthly sports surcharge

DirecTV will soon begin charging about 5 million subscribers in New York, Los Angeles and other markets with expensive regional sports networks monthly surcharges of $3, CEO Mike White said Thursday.