Originally scheduled to culminate by the end of 2014, the FCC's respective regulatory reviews for the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV mergers will now close in March, if no more delays are encountered.
Terms in HBO's carriage agreement with DirecTV could hinder the Time Warner Inc. premium network's plans to extend its service to an online a la carte model in 2015, the Wall Street Journal reports.
DirecTV is looking to enhance a key feature to its pricey NFL Sunday Ticket package by possibly partnering--or perhaps acquiring--one of the fast-growing daily fantasy sports league operators.
Raging against the dying of the light for nearly five months following its devastating setback in the U.S. Supreme Court, streaming service Aereo announced Friday that it will liquidate its assets through Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Trumpeting the debut of U.S. pay-TV's first 4K service with a Nov. 13 press release announcing a hodgepodge of older Paramount titles and K2 nature films in the Ultra HD format, DirecTV said its subscribers needed only a Genie DVR and Samsung 4K TV set to enjoy the super high-resolution fare.
Putting an end to a protracted coverage stalemate for a high-profile regional sports network, the outlet previously known as CSN Houston relaunched Monday under the control of AT&T and DirecTV as Root Sports Southwest.
DirecTV on Friday became the first U.S. pay-TV operator to offer 4K/Ultra HD programming, delivering a seemingly random set of Paramount theatrical titles and K2 Productions nature documentaries to subscribers equipped with Genie DVRs and Samsung 4K televisions.
DirecTV sued Al Jazeera America in July to terminate its carriage agreement with the cable news network, claiming the channel's programming is not what it signed up for.
Shedding a bit of light on the first 4K/Ultra HD programming service provided by a pay-TV operator, DirecTV said its new offering is still on track to launch in the fourth quarter of this years.
Amid uncertainties about the futures of the ad market, the pay-TV bundle, and over-the-top distribution, the issue of cord cutting has been quiescent in third-quarter pay-TV earnings reports, says MoffettNathanson principal analyst Craig Moffett in a memo released Thursday.