FCC commissioners voted 5-0 Monday to move forward with a proposal that would end a requirement that cable operators prove they have competition from satellite operators in order to avoid rate regulation.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged DirecTV with deceptive advertising, alleging that the satellite TV operator has been luring prospective customers with 12-month promotional rates but not properly explaining to them the implications of the two-year contract these deals entail.
HBO stirred a hornet's nest with its announced plan to offer its standalone HBO Now service exclusively on Apple TV.
Could DirecTV reach its goal of going all-HD a year early and have the task completed by the end of 2015?
Let me first say that I'm not a cord cutter. Really, I'm not. I'm just experimenting. Lots of guys who aren't cord cutters do it. But after two weeks of liberation from packaged video entertainment programming, I've reached some interesting conclusions.
DirecTV is considering matching rival Dish Network with its own over-the-top service, but the prospect of launching such a product doesn't necessarily excite the satellite operator.
With its chief rival Dish Network battling CBS Corp., Turner Networks and Fox News in the fourth quarter, DirecTV saw a flurry of refugee subscribers join its ranks.
While everyone from Democratic Party operatives to TV critics to casual fans mourn the pending departure of Jon Stewart from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, the channel's parent company, Viacom, must now figure out a way to move forward without a key asset.
For an independent programmer like AMC Networks, slugging it out alone in a consolidating pay-TV universe, hit shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead have provided the necessary leverage for growth.
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.