DirecTV and Dish Network struck a deal which will see the satellite TV rivals pitch targeted ads to political media buyers working on statewide campaigns.
The Weather Channel is taking its fight to restore distribution on DirecTV to the board of directors of the top satellite TV provider, with CEO David Kenny writing a letter in which he says that "thousands" of DirecTV subscribers have threatened to cancel their subscriptions.
In Verizon, OnCue has found a buyer with experience building relationships with the TV networks and content owners. Verizon also has the financial and technical resources to keep OnCue going.
DirecTV is reserving the right to use the brand "WV Wild & Wonderful Sports" for the launch of a network that would deliver streaming video and on-demand sports content, according to two trademark applications it filed last week.
The Weather Channel accused DirecTV of risking the safety of its subscribers early Tuesday after DirecTV's refusal to agree to pay an increased license fee prompted TWC to pull its feed from about 20 million satellite TV subscribers.
About 20 million DirecTV subscribers may lose access to The Weather Channel at midnight Tuesday unless the satellite provider agrees to pay increased license fees, the network is warning viewers.
During the Consumer Electronics Show, Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, sat down with Dish Network President and CEO Joseph Clayton. In addition to talking about Dish's broadband wireless and over-the-top video ambitions, the former Sirius XM chairman offers his thoughts on pay TV consolidation, CES, and 4K Ultra HD TV.
Complaining that WWE's plans to launch a 24-hour network on the Internet threatens to drain pay-per-view revenue, DirecTV said it is debating whether it should continue to carry WWE events such as "Wrestlemania."
Set-top vendor Pace said Thursday that it generated $190 million in adjusted EBITA last year, which was a 20 percent gain compared to the cash flow it generated in 2012.
In a move that could help it compete with mobile video apps from rivals Cox Communications, Comcast and DirecTV, CenturyLink said it is beginning to offer its Prism TV subscribers the ability to stream 25 live TV networks on Apple's iPad and Google Android devices outside their homes.