After suffering through 14 months of slings and arrows as it attempted its own mega-merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast is experiencing life as the hammer rather than the nail.
AMSTERDAM--Ericsson took the next step in the latest round of video industry consolidation, announcing it has acquired multiscreen encoding and compression provider Envivio for about $125 million in a cash tender transaction. The company also will take the lead in integrating DirecTV's satellite assets with AT&T's U-verse assets.
DirecTV has settled its end of a complicated series of lawsuits involving Qatari-backed news channel Al Jazeera America. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the satellite company has settled its $75 million suit against the channel. Terms were disclosed, but DirecTV hasn't responded to FierceCable 's inquiry for confirmation and comment.
Sprint is upping the ante for DirecTV customers who want to switch over to Sprint by offering them plans with larger data buckets, though the new plans are not free of charge like the earlier offer (which still stands).
CBS Corp. will offer unauthenticated streaming access to two NFL regular season games this season, taking the pay-TV ecosystem's most expensive programming asset over the top.
Having emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring in January with new capitalization from its lenders, pay-TV installer UniTek Global Services exists as an operationally gutted company with an uncertain future.
Sprint is not content to let AT&T Mobility lure DirecTV customers to its wireless service with the promise of savings through a bundled offer-- it's offering them something else entirely: a year of free service if they switch to Sprint.
DirecTV is now testing high-definition and standard-definition signals for the Pac-12 Network on channel 612 in what appears to be a preparation for a long-anticipated launch of the regional sports network.
The NAB is accusing pay-TV operators, specifically naming Dish Network, DirecTV and Mediacom, of manufacturing retransmission-related disputes with broadcasters in order to influence regulatory decision-making.
DirecTV, which is now part of AT&T, launched a new 4K Ultra HD set-top box called the 4K Genie Mini that will let subscribers watch 4K content if they have a 4K-compliant TV set.