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Dish seeks to poach DirecTV customers; promises they'll save $250 by switching over

While DirecTV continues to target cable's market share with actor Rob Lowe and his dysfunctional doppelgangers, Dish Network is now taking the fight to the home field of the satellite TV business with a new campaign targeting DirecTV subscribers.

Cut-rate bundles are not a valid competitive response to Sling TV

Reviews of Dish Network's new OTT service generally say that it is technologically elegant, but lacking in the breadth and depth of programming necessary to render it "game-changing." Yet Sling TV has a few key differentiating factors that make it more than just a cheaper version of cable.

DirecTV offers $19.99 bundle to counter Sling TV

DirecTV is looking to counter the launch of Dish Network's $20-a-month OTT service with a $19.99 bundle for new customers.

AT&T's U-verse TV growth slows to 73K subscribers in Q4

AT&T reported the addition of 73,000 U-verse TV subscribers in the fourth quarter, a significant decline from the 194,000 added in the same period of 2013. In its full year and Q4 earnings call with investors Tuesday, the conglomerate attributed the decline to a "strategic move to improve profitability" by concentrating on subscribers with lower churn rates.

Cable will begin to reclaim video share from satellite in 2015, analyst predicts

Take that, cool, well-adjusted, normal-armed, DirecTV subscriber Rob Lowe: Media analyst Craig Moffett predicts that starting this year, cable will reverse a decade-long trend of losing video market share to satellite.

AT&T pondering name change for DirecTV post-purchase

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says AT&T is currently reviewing a major branding change for DirecTV, as federal regulators finish off their own review of the telco's purchase of the pay-TV operator.

Longhorn Network launches on DirecTV Wednesday

DirecTV-subscribing college sports fans on the West Coast can't watch the Pac-12 Network, but they can watch University of Texas games on the Longhorn Network.

DirecTV ups NFL Sunday Ticket base price 5%

DirecTV has released increased consumer pricing for its 2015 NFL Sunday Ticket packages, following the eight-year, $12 billion re-upping of the satellite operator's licensing deal with the National Football League in early October.

DirecTV signs retrans deal with Cordillera, ends 10-day blackout

DirecTV has reached a broadcast retrans renewal agreement with Cordillera Communications, restoring 10 network affiliates to its service after a 10-day blackout.

Ergen dangerously hops onto the pay-TV bashing bandwagon

Monday's Dish Network press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show was as jarring as a ride across the outback in a pouch. It started off with CEO Joseph Clayton being escorted onto the Mandalay Bay stage by a small marching band of kangaroo-costumed players, a reference to the Hopper DVR the executive would soon laud.