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ACA asks FCC to impose conditions on what DirecTV/AT&T can charge cable operators for RSN rights

The American Cable Association has petitioned the FCC to impose merger conditions on AT&T and DirecTV, mandating that the combined company charge cable competitors reasonable prices to carry its five regional sports networks.

4K TV shipments hit record 3M units in April, IHS says

It's still unclear whether a global market for 4K/UltraHD services from pay-TV providers will ever develop, but an installed base of 4K-capable TV sets does appear to be establishing itself.

DirecTV faces 'unbridgeable chasm' in retrans talks with small broadcasters, group says

A group of smaller broadcasters has filed an emergency petition against DirecTV with the FCC, claiming the satellite TV operator isn't negotiating retransmission licensing in good faith.

DirecTV says Charter got a deal to carry TWC SportsNet LA

DirecTV released a statement Thursday, implying that Time Warner Cable gave its new merger suitor, Charter Communications, a sweetheart deal on regional sports network TWC SportsNet LA.

Entner: T-Mobile and Dish merger would follow macro trend as media, networks converge

As media and networks are converging, T-Mobile US and Dish Netwiork are reportedly talking about merging. The two companies share a mindset as aggressive challenger brands with a maniacal focus on cost cutting, something both companies have to focus on because they entered their respective markets late.

DirecTV has direct ties to the FIFA scandal

DirecTV has a significant ownership and management stake in Torneos y Competencias, one of the sports marketing firms situated in the heart of a scandal rocking international soccer.

CBS says AT&T might shut down U-verse after DirecTV merger

With talks for a wide-ranging carriage renewal deal with AT&T bogging down, CBS Corp. executives are wondering if the wireless giant plans to keep its U-verse pay-TV operation in business after its $49 billion merger with DirecTV finally closes.

Report: AT&T may agree to follow new net neutrality rules to close DirecTV purchase

According to a new report, AT&T is prepared to reverse its publicly stated course and abide by new net neutrality rules in order to obtain federal approval of its $49 billion purchase of DirecTV.

AT&T, DirecTV push back against merger conditions, as FCC shot clock remains stopped

With their $49 billion merger agreement passing its one-year anniversary and still bogged down in an interminable regulatory review process, AT&T and DirecTV sent a memo to the FCC this week, pushing back on proposed deal conditions suggested by rivals including Dish Network and Cogent Communications.

DirecTV launches '72 Hour Rewind' feature, aims to compete with Hulu for catch-up viewing

Seeking to turn its on-demand programming into a product feature that can better compete with OTT services like Hulu, DirecTV has officially launched its "72 Hour Rewind" feature.