DirecTV said it will begin delivering on Friday live feeds from 30 cable networks to subscribers using mobile devices both inside and outside their homes.
TV Everywhere may finally be starting to get somewhere. The pay-TV industry has tried for years to get its streaming video act together. The goal, expressed by executives from Time Warner and Comcast in 2009, is to let paying subscribers access the shows they get through their cable, satellite or telco TV subscription on Web-connected devices like iPads and smartphones.
Three years after unveiling a second-screen application, DirecTV may be preparing to launch a mobile application called COPILOT, according to a trademark application it filed last week.
DirecTV hopes to be the first pay TV provider to sell 4K Ultra HD programming and expects 4K will have a material impact on its balance sheet within three years, CEO Mike White said Tuesday.
How are pay-TV distributors thinking about online video? Investors got an idea this week as executives at two of the largest distributors fielded questions from stock analysts about their approaches.
DirecTV said Tuesday that it added 139,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter. That was a big improvement compared to Q3 2012, when it lost 52,000 customers.
HIGH TV 3D said it launched on Bermuda CableVision, and the New York-based network could be close to striking a carriage deal with a U.S. distributor.
While the National Football League has received criticism for moving eight regular season games to NFL Network, the league would still consider new distribution outlets, including other cable networks or the Internet, CEO Steve Bornstein told the Los Angeles Times.
British set-top maker Pace Plc purchased equipment maker Aurora Networks for $310 million in a deal that is expected to produce $8 million in synergies by year-end and boost the company's 2014 earnings. Pace also will pay an additional $13 million in tax benefits upon closing the deal.
TV station group owner News-Press & Gazette Co. warned DirecTV subscribers in several states that they could lose its feeds as early as today if the top satellite provider doesn't sign a new retransmission-consent contract.