Liberty Interactive's QVC said it launched a second home-shopping channel called QVC Plus on Thursday, which is available initially on DirecTV and several small cable systems.
A meeting that Google CEO Larry Page had with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday has sparked speculation that the Internet giant may attempt to acquire rights to the popular NFL Sunday Ticket package after DirecTV's exclusive contract with the league expires next year.
TiVo said Tuesday that it will soon begin selling three new DVRs capable of streaming programming to TVs and Apple's iPad and iPhone.
Verizon is enlisting CBS employees in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles to join the ranks of its FiOS service with "exclusive discounts and special promotions."
While AT&T U-verse TV and Verizon FiOS TV added 373,000 net new subscribers combined in the second quarter, the top nine cable operators lost 555,000 subscribers during the period, Leichtman Research Group said Monday.
Fox Networks said Thursday that it has struck distribution deals for new national sports network FS1 with all major distributors, including Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and Dish Network.
Fox Sports boasted in March that new national sports network Fox Sports 1 would count 90 million subscribers when it launches on Aug. 17. But four days before its debut, it still lacks carriage deals with DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network and Bright House Networks.
Dish Network won't be able to use the.direct domain name to market TV Everywhere services and other products after the World Intellectual Property Organization found it could confuse customers of satellite rival DirecTV.
DirecTV kicked off a marketing campaign for its 2013-2014 "NFL Sunday Ticket" package by launching YouTube video on Tuesday which stars NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. The spot has gone viral, generating more than 2 million views by noon E.T. Wednesday.
Regulators may be more receptive to the idea of Dish Network merging with rival DirecTV if there is a new wave of consolidation involving cable MSOs, Dish chairman Charlie Ergen told analysts Tuesday.