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MasTec DirecTV installers ask appeals court to invalidate arbitration agreements in employee contracts

Lawyers representing the employees of Florida-based DirecTV (NYSE: T) installation contractor MasTec Inc. filed a brief with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that waivers in employment...

DirecTV gets favorable Supreme Court ruling; California class-actioners can only do private arbitration

Signaling a major legal win for DirecTV, or any other corporation operating in California, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a class-action suit against the pay-TV operator can't move forward because the complaints must be settled in private arbitration.

FTC slams DirecTV's bid to pare down false-advertising suit as case goes to trial

The Federal Trade Commission has asked a Northern California federal court judge to deny DirecTV's bid for a partial summary judgement in a lawsuit over the satellite TV company's advertising.

Better Business Bureau urges DirectTV to change or ditch 4K ad

The Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division (NAD) has recommended that DirecTV change or ditch a TV ad starring model Hannah Davis and a talking horse.

DirecTV to shutter Spanish-language streaming site Yaveo

DirecTV announced that it is shutting down its Spanish-language streaming platform, Yaveo, just a year after launching it.

AT&T joins the mobile OTT march alongside Verizon, T-Mobile

AT&T plans to launch a mobile video service in January, the carrier's CEO, Randall Stephenson, told attendees at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference. That lines up the wireless provider against Verizon, with its Go90 over-the-top service, and T-Mobile, which offers Binge On, a mobile OTT aggregation service.

AT&T's Stephenson teases carrier's plans to leverage DirecTV content for upcoming mobile video service

AT&T is preparing to launch a video service that will be delivered to mobile devices as well as residential TV sets, Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said today.

AT&T to begin transitioning away from DirecTV brand starting in January, report says

AT&T will begin transitioning its newly acquired U.S. satellite TV operations away from the DirecTV brand and toward the newly minted "AT&T Entertainment" starting in January, according to an internal memo obtained by  DSL Reports.

DirecTV to deliver live 4K in early 2016, company exec says

DirecTV is currently testing live UltraHD sports transmission and expects to have a live 4K service sometime "early in 2016," according to Phil Goswitz, senior VP of video and space communications for the satellite TV operator.

Operators pull installation in-house, begin vetting techs amid a wave of contractor crime

Does the pay-TV industry have a problem with criminal behavior by third-party installation techs? Do a Google search with the basic term "pay-TV installer," and you'll get a veritable rap sheet of recent crime reports by pay-TV customers involving installation contractors.