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DirecTV Launches Apple Watch app, loses YouTube on set-tops

DirecTV has included support for the new Apple Watch in the latest update to its iPhone app. The satellite carrier is the second big pay-TV company to extend an app for the much-anticipated new wearable, with Comcast announcing an Xfinity app for the device two weeks ago.

Fox's Carey says he's 'excited' about going direct-to-consumer, looks to beat cable with 'better experience'

While we still don't have specifics about 21st Century Fox's plans to launch over-the-top services directly to consumers, company COO Chase Carey continues to boldly discuss their broad strokes.

DirecTV CEO: We have 1M subscribers on our skinny bundle

Skinny bundles aren't a new phenomenon, certainly not to satellite provider DirecTV.  Speaking to investors during the company's first quarter earnings call, DirecTV CEO Mike White said that the company has more than 1 million subscribers on its Entertainment Select package, which offers about 130 channels for $19.99 per month with a 24-month contract and $49.99 per month thereafter.  The package includes premium channels HBO, Starz, Cinema and Showtime for three months.

DirecTV adds 60K U.S. subs in Q1 as revenue spikes 4% to $8.14B

DirecTV reported U.S. subscriber growth of 60,000 and global customer expansion of 279,000 in the first quarter, driven by its lowest churn rate in six years.

Pay-TV operators get TKO'd with service interruptions during Mayweather-Pacquiao match

What was billed as one of the biggest pay-per-view boxing events in decades turned out to be a major collective technical failing for the pay-TV industry.

Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal dies, as AT&T appears set to close DirecTV combination

And then it just died. Comcast said it is ending its $45.2 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the nation's largest cable and broadband company. The decision to drop the deal likely clears the way for regulators to approve AT&T $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.

AT&T bond sale raises $17.5B for DirecTV acquisition

AT&T announced Thursday the completion of the third largest corporate bond sale ever, $17.5 billion, to help pay for its $49 billion purchase of DirecTV.

AT&T video sub growth slows to 50K in Q1, DirecTV acquisition to close in Q2

AT&T experienced a slowdown of its U-verse pay-TV service in the first quarter.  However, the company is still bullish on its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, which it expects to close in second quarter.

Quincy stations back on DirecTV after brief blackout; Dish renews Weather Channel

DirecTV and Quincy Newspapers have apparently resolved a business dispute that kept stations covering 10 Midwestern markets off the satellite service for much of Tuesday.

AT&T's stagnant stock under scrutiny as carrier buys spectrum, DirecTV and Mexican business

As AT&T prepares to report its first-quarter earnings later today, it could come under more pressure from investors to show financial progress. The pressure is coming at a time when AT&T is investing $18 billion to purchase AWS-3 spectrum, $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV and billions more to move into the Mexican wireless market.