A new web-connected, broadcast-only DVR project is trying to raise money on Indiegogo. The would-be makers of Tablo have turned to the crowdfunding site to fund and promote its new hardware. But a device that seems like a surefire hit is facing plenty of challenges.
DirecTV said Wednesday that it has invested in digital video startup firms LiveClips and i.TV.
DirecTV said that it lost the feeds for ABC and Fox affiliates that cover the Springfield, Mass., market, after its retransmission-consent contract with Gormally Broadcasting expired on Sunday.
Satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network topped a recent pay-TV customer satisfaction study from London-based research firm YouGovBrandIndex.
The National Football League could use the Internet to stream live games, but whether the nation's most popular sport moves to virtual distribution is "completely a business issue," Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Friday.
For nearly a decade, most pay TV distributors have deployed DVRs containing two tuners and a maximum of 250 GB of storage space. But with the rollout of their respective Hopper and Genie DVRs in 2012, Dish Network and DirecTV forced rival cable operators and telcos to invest in new gear.
DirecTV said it will begin delivering on Friday live feeds from 30 cable networks to subscribers using mobile devices both inside and outside their homes.
TV Everywhere may finally be starting to get somewhere. The pay-TV industry has tried for years to get its streaming video act together. The goal, expressed by executives from Time Warner and Comcast in 2009, is to let paying subscribers access the shows they get through their cable, satellite or telco TV subscription on Web-connected devices like iPads and smartphones.
Three years after unveiling a second-screen application, DirecTV may be preparing to launch a mobile application called COPILOT, according to a trademark application it filed last week.
DirecTV hopes to be the first pay TV provider to sell 4K Ultra HD programming and expects 4K will have a material impact on its balance sheet within three years, CEO Mike White said Tuesday.