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AT&T adds 26K DirecTV subs in Q3 as focus shifts to 'lower content cost platform'

AT&T reported net U.S. subscriber growth in the third quarter of 26,000 for DirecTV, as the company shifted focus for video service sales to its new satellite TV acquisition.

DirecTV, NFL hit with yet another 'Sunday Ticket' class-action suit

After getting hit with two class-action anti-trust suits over the summer, DirecTV and the NFL got smacked with another one Friday, with bars in Oakland, Calif., New York and Arizona filing a complaint in U.S. District Court in New York.

Verizon, AT&T to present diverging video strategies during Q3 earnings

The diverging video strategies of Verizon Communications and AT&T will be on display this week as the companies' finance chiefs face investors. On the one hand, AT&T will have a chance to flesh out its plans to integrate DirecTV following the close of its $48.5 billion deal in July for the pay-TV provider. Meanwhile, Verizon is likely to discuss the early returns of its Go90 over-the-top mobile video service, which launched nationwide to all wireless customers earlier this month.

AT&T to split financial reporting of wireless biz into consumer, enterprise segments

AT&T is revamping how it reports the results of its different business units, starting with its report for the third quarter, and is going to split up its wireless results into two different units – one for the enterprise market and one for consumers. However, it's unclear if the company will still also report total wireless subscriber metrics. 

DirecTV launches pay-TV's first virtual reality app

DirecTV says it's taking a "first jab" into the area of virtual reality, launching a smartphone app that lets customers see highlights from the June 27 BKB fight event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Supreme Court appears troubled about what to do with DirecTV class action suit

A class-action suit filed by a group of California DirecTV subscribers over early cancellation fees has presented a vexing issue for the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

AT&T: Fixed wireless local loop will require installations at cell sites and customers' homes-- but tech is unproven

AT&T's proposed fixed wireless local loop (WLL) service would require installations of network gear at cell sites and in customers' homes, but AT&T is not sure that the technology will pan out as a replacement for fixed broadband service.

AT&T renews Viacom pact, gets 'best deal in the industry'

AT&T said it has renewed its carriage deal with Viacom following the expiration of its carriage deal for U-verse on Sept. 30. The move ensures both U-verse and DirecTV customers will still be able to watch Viacom channels like MTV and Comedy Central.

DirecTV fires back in satellite-vs.-cable ad war with its own journeyman-comic-studded commercial

With the icebergs of over-the-top distribution floating all around the broader pay-TV business, the resurgent ad war between satellite and cable is a little bit like having an argument...while seated in the deck chairs of the Titanic.

Dish and Tegna pull back from the brink, extend current retrans deal 8 days

Tegna Media said it has agreed to an eight-day extension of its current retransmission licensing agreement with Dish Network, averting a black out involving 51 TV stations in 39 markets.
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