A group of top programming conglomerates, pay-TV companies, consumer electronics brands and streaming media operators have formed an alliance to further the development of the 4K/Ultra HD market.
Culminating one of 2014's most anticipated rounds of pay-TV deal making, DirecTV has finally announced the finalization of a broad-reaching licensing agreement with the Walt Disney Company.
DirecTV has announced the soft launch of its Spanish-language streaming service Yaveo, providing subscribers with programming from Latin America and Spain for $7.99 a month.
Despite haggling that dates back to the early part of the year, DirecTV and Disney will likely end 2014 without a new long term program licensing deal in place.
Filling in an important patch in the ever-so-complicated web of TV Everywhere rights deals, DirecTV and Fox Networks announced a multiscreen agreement covering the Fox broadcast network as well as cable channels FX, Fox Sports 1 and National Geographic.
Having assisted in the launch of DirecTV's 4K service, as well as a soon-to-launch Ultra HD product for a "major cable operator," venerable media services company Deluxe has officially unfurled a range of 4K offerings for pay-TV clients.
A satellite deemed crucial to DirecTV's further rollout of 4K/Ultra HD services successfully launched Dec. 6 out of the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Originally scheduled to culminate by the end of 2014, the FCC's respective regulatory reviews for the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV mergers will now close in March, if no more delays are encountered.
Terms in HBO's carriage agreement with DirecTV could hinder the Time Warner Inc. premium network's plans to extend its service to an online a la carte model in 2015, the Wall Street Journal reports.
DirecTV is looking to enhance a key feature to its pricey NFL Sunday Ticket package by possibly partnering--or perhaps acquiring--one of the fast-growing daily fantasy sports league operators.