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Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV megadeals have rural viewers worried

About half of the thousands of letters the FCC has received about Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable and AT&T's planned acquisition of DirecTV have come from viewers who want their RFD-TV.

Fans' antitrust case against MLB, NHL, pay TV moves a step closer to trial

Unhappy sports fans won one in their antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Comcast and DirecTV when a federal judge rejected an effort by the defendants to dismiss the case.

Pac-12 commissioner Scott: DirecTV will only negotiate with conglomerates

Lamenting the fact that his athletic conference's regional sports network is about to kick off its third consecutive college football season without an affiliate deal with DirecTV, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott directed some pointed criticism at the satellite company.

DirecTV set to take over Houston RSN it refused to carry

AT&T and DirecTV are set to take over struggling regional sports network CSN Houston. According to reorganization plans filed in federal bankruptcy court on Wednesday, Aug. 6, ownership of the network will be transferred from Comcast's NBCUniversal unit, the Houston Rockets NBA franchise and the Houston Astros MLB team.

Playing the SportsNet LA blame game: Include the fans and the team, too

It's tough enough explaining the entrenched pay-TV carriage battle over SportsNet LA to adult trade readers. So I didn't really know what to tell my 8-year-old son, Reece, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, when his favorite player, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, suddenly appeared on our DirecTV program guide after the Dodgers had been blacked out on our pay-TV service since late-March.

DirecTV rejects lawmakers' SportsNet LA appeal: Wants mediation, not arbitration

Repeating the refrain of its top executive from a week earlier, DirecTV  has issued a statement saying it's not interested in an arbitration over the carriage dispute that continues to black out the Dodgers from 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.

SoCal lawmaker continues to sell Dodgers channel arbitration to DirecTV

DirecTV has said it's not interested in an arbitration process to work out a carriage dispute that has kept 70 percent of the L.A. market blacked out from Dodgers games this season. Still, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), one of six lawmakers who originally proposed such a process in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, keeps trying to sell the plan

With DirecTV, Suddenlink deals, SEC Network's reach on par with Big Ten Network

The ESPN-backed SEC Network has announced a linchpin carriage agreement with DirecTV that will push the regional sports network into 87 million pay-TV homes when it launches Aug. 14.

DirecTV to be ready for 4K VOD later this year, CEO says

DirecTV will be set up to deliver 4K VOD by the end of this year and will be ready to render live 4K video as soon as 2015, according to the company's president and CEO, Mike White.

DirecTV close on SEC Network deal, working with NFL, miles apart on SportsNet LA

DirecTV chairman and CEO Mike White said the satellite company has agreed on rates with ESPN/Disney on the soon-to-launch SEC Network regional sports channel, and is "optimistic" about coming to terms with the National Football League by the end of the year for a crucial renewal of the "NFL Sunday Ticket" package.