Broadcasters may not be able to use the threat of blackouts to squeeze increased retransmission-consent fees from pay TV providers, if Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) wins support for a bill released Monday.
DirecTV has designed a kid-friendly remote control which contains fewer buttons and could be used to navigate content that is filtered by their parents, according to a patent application filed by the top satellite TV provider.
Instead of waiting for pay TV providers like Comcast and DirecTV to launch Ultra HD programming packages, Sony is going over-the-top of broadband providers with the Video Unlimited 4K movie and TV service that it launched Wednesday.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications have convinced Dish Network to let their National Cable Communications joint venture sell local ads targeting its satellite TV subscribers.
Liberty Interactive's QVC said it launched a second home-shopping channel called QVC Plus on Thursday, which is available initially on DirecTV and several small cable systems.
A meeting that Google CEO Larry Page had with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday has sparked speculation that the Internet giant may attempt to acquire rights to the popular NFL Sunday Ticket package after DirecTV's exclusive contract with the league expires next year.
TiVo said Tuesday that it will soon begin selling three new DVRs capable of streaming programming to TVs and Apple's iPad and iPhone.
Verizon is enlisting CBS employees in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles to join the ranks of its FiOS service with "exclusive discounts and special promotions."
While AT&T U-verse TV and Verizon FiOS TV added 373,000 net new subscribers combined in the second quarter, the top nine cable operators lost 555,000 subscribers during the period, Leichtman Research Group said Monday.
Fox Networks said Thursday that it has struck distribution deals for new national sports network FS1 with all major distributors, including Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and Dish Network.