DirecTV said it acquired an equity stake in digital ad insertion technology provider FreeWheel and that it will work with the company to deliver advertising to subscribers watching programming on Apple's iPad and other mobile devices.
LodgeNet said Tuesday it filed for bankruptcy protection, but that new capital and a partnership with rival DirecTV will see it emerge from the prepackaged chapter 11 filing with the ability to launch new products for its hotel and healthcare customers.
Time Warner Cable will face the challenge of distributing new regional sports network SportsNet LA to DirecTV, Verizon, Dish Network and other pay TV providers under a deal it announced Monday with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tribune Company said Thursday that it named former Discovery Communications and News Corp. veteran Peter Liguori as CEO.
While Time Warner Cable is expected to post increased basic video subscriber losses from the fourth quarter, Comcast, Charter Communications and Cablevision will likely reduce video subscriber losses compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, Jefferies & Co. said Thursday.
The number of wired cable homes dropped by more than 2.7 million between the third quarter of 2011 and the third quarter of 2012, Nielsen said Monday.
Hughes Network Systems said Monday it shipped more than 487,000 broadband satellite terminals worldwide last year, indicating that it is seeing a demand in rural markets for its new Gen4 high-speed Internet service.
DirecTV gained 100,000 net subscriber additions in the fourth quarter, CEO Mike White said at a Citi conference last week.
DirecTV has filed a trademark application for the brand SKYFI for use in digital media streaming devices and other telecommunications equipment.
DirecTV said it signed South Korean set-top manufacturer Humax to build a next generation version of its Genie multiroom DVR.