DirecTV has come to terms on a new broadcast retransmission deal with Utah-based NBC affiliate KSL-TV, ending a three-week blackout that affected nearly 200,000 subscribers.
AT&T no longer offers its U-verse TV Everywhere customers the ability to download content to their mobile device for offline viewing. Instead, users must stream all their TV Everywhere content over an Internet connection.
While the telecommunications industry continues to wait for detailed mobile video plans from AT&T in the wake of its consummated merger with DirecTV, company Senior VP and CFO John Stephens described in broad terms a transactional service that would let AT&T customers easily purchase, view and authenticate programming on any device.
After suffering through 14 months of slings and arrows as it attempted its own mega-merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast is experiencing life as the hammer rather than the nail.
AMSTERDAM--Ericsson took the next step in the latest round of video industry consolidation, announcing it has acquired multiscreen encoding and compression provider Envivio for about $125 million in a cash tender transaction. The company also will take the lead in integrating DirecTV's satellite assets with AT&T's U-verse assets.
DirecTV has settled its end of a complicated series of lawsuits involving Qatari-backed news channel Al Jazeera America. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the satellite company has settled its $75 million suit against the channel. Terms were disclosed, but DirecTV hasn't responded to FierceCable 's inquiry for confirmation and comment.
Sprint is upping the ante for DirecTV customers who want to switch over to Sprint by offering them plans with larger data buckets, though the new plans are not free of charge like the earlier offer (which still stands).
CBS Corp. will offer unauthenticated streaming access to two NFL regular season games this season, taking the pay-TV ecosystem's most expensive programming asset over the top.
Having emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring in January with new capitalization from its lenders, pay-TV installer UniTek Global Services exists as an operationally gutted company with an uncertain future.
Sprint is not content to let AT&T Mobility lure DirecTV customers to its wireless service with the promise of savings through a bundled offer-- it's offering them something else entirely: a year of free service if they switch to Sprint.