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DirecTV reportedly testing Pac-12 Network; 3-year-old carriage impasse could end by Sept. 3

DirecTV is now testing high-definition and standard-definition signals for the Pac-12 Network on channel 612 in what appears to be a preparation for a long-anticipated launch of the regional sports network.

NAB accuses 'bad actor' pay-TV operators of ginning up retrans disputes, targets Dish, Mediacom, DirecTV

The NAB is accusing pay-TV operators, specifically naming Dish Network, DirecTV and Mediacom, of manufacturing retransmission-related disputes with broadcasters in order to influence regulatory decision-making.

AT&T's DirecTV debuts new 4K set-top box, 4K Genie Mini

DirecTV, which is now part of AT&T, launched a new 4K Ultra HD set-top box called the 4K Genie Mini that will let subscribers watch 4K content if they have a 4K-compliant TV set.

MoffettNathanson, Wells Fargo raise outlook on cable stocks, with Comcast, Charter and TWC in the lead

Two new reports from top Wall Street research firms both offer a surprisingly positive outlook on the cable sector, singling out the likes of Comcast, Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable as operators best positioned to take advantage of the upheaval in the pay-TV sector.

Dish Network, DirecTV take retransmission fight public, urge customers to stick around

Dish Network and DirecTV appear to have each separately launched websites aimed at educating their customers about retransmission negotiations and encouraging them not to switch providers due to programming blackouts.

New York sports bar kicks off fourth class-action suit against DirecTV, NFL over 'NFL Sunday Ticket'

A fourth class-action anti-trust lawsuit has been initiated against the NFL, along with DirecTV and its new corporate parent, AT&T, over the NFL Sunday Ticket out-of-market games package.

Analysts skeptical on AT&T/DirecTV bundling, think OTT mobile video offer could be coming

Now that AT&T's deal with DirecTV is done and the company is moving to bundle wireless service with a national video offering, financial and industry analysts are divided over whether or not AT&Ts wireless business will see any material benefit from doing so.

AT&T to stop investing in U-verse CPE, will move to new in-home architecture using DirecTV system

AT&T said it plans to stop investing in its U-verse CPE platform and will instead use a "derivative" of DirecTV's in-home equipment to create a new, in-home TV product that the company said will display content from AT&T and others. The company also said users would be able to access the same content while outside the home.

AT&T to stream DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket to homes that can't get satellite reception

AT&T said it will now offer a live-streaming version of the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket programming package to residents of apartments, condominiums and other buildings that render them unable to install a DirecTV satellite dish.

DirecTV lost 133K subs in Q2; pushes pay-TV's total quarterly cord-cutting carnage past 500K

AT&T quietly revealed a regulatory filing that its just-acquired DirecTV asset lost 133,000 satellite TV subscribers in the second quarter, putting an appropriate coda on a week in which cord-cutting concerns graduated to panic.