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With DirecTV deal set to close, AT&T now ready to fight 'yesterday's war'

Although AT&T appears poised to close its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV any day now, some see the move by the telecom giant as a step backwards rather than forwards.

AT&T-DirecTV deal gets approval from FCC's Wheeler, with conditions

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recommended that the five-member agency approve AT&T's $49 billion purchase of DirecTV, clearing the penultimate regulatory hurdle for the deal, first proposed in May 2014, to finally be approved.

FCC poised to approve AT&T-DirecTV deal, create top pay-TV service in the U.S.

The FCC is set to announce that it has signed off on AT&T's $49 billion purchase of DirecTV, ending a 14-month regulatory process.

DirecTV and NFL hit with another class-action suit over 'Sunday Ticket'

DirecTV and the NFL have been hit with the second class-action antitrust lawsuit in less than a month over their NFL Sunday Ticket games package.

AT&T to offer $5-per-month Internet service to low-income customers to close DirecTV deal

As part of its efforts to get federal regulators to approve its proposed $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T told the FCC that it's prepared to offer discounted broadband services to Americans who are already qualified to receive government aid.

Houston operator enTouch asks FCC to limit what AT&T-DirecTV can charge for RSNs

Houston MSO enTouch Systems has asked the FCC to impose restrictions on the amount of program licensing fees a combined AT&T and DirecTV will be able to charge rival operators for access to regional sports networks.

AT&T, DirecTV extend merger end date … again

AT&T and DirecTV have announced another short-term extension of their merger agreement, as the two companies enter the 14th month since they first forged their $49 billion deal.

The 8 highest paid CEOs in pay-TV in 2014

The nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and  FierceCable  has collected all the data in one place. Below are the salary and compensation rates of the top eight highest paid CEOs among publicly traded cable, satellite and IPTV service providers.

Report: AT&T-DirecTV deal could wrap up in 'days'

The $49 billion AT&T-DirecTV merger agreement, first proposed more than a year ago, could be "days" away from receiving regulatory approval.

DirecTV triples damages claim in Al Jazeera lawsuit to $74.5M; gets ready to pull channel

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) has nearly tripled its damages claim in its lawsuit against Qatar-based cable news programmer Al Jazeera, upping its claim from $28.5 million to $74.5 million after audits...