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.
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.
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.
DirecTV has become the latest pay-TV operator to launch a dedicated kids programming app featuring only shows signed off on by Common Sense Media.
The FCC wants to charge satellite operators DirecTV and Dish Network a per-subscriber regulatory fee, just as it does for cable and IPTV companies.
One year to the day after first announcing his company's plan to buy DirecTV, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson reiterated his position that the acquisition will give his company a dominant position in streaming video.
With approval of the $49 billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV nearing, executives for Dish Network and Cogent Communications reportedly met with FCC officials last week and asked them to impose restrictions on the combined operation as it relates to online video.
Performing yet another heat check on the smooth-sailing AT&T-DirecTV merger proposal, the Wall Street Journal reports that regulator closure is just weeks away and that the FCC and the Justice Department still have no major issues with it.
DirecTV has included support for the new Apple Watch in the latest update to its iPhone app. The satellite carrier is the second big pay-TV company to extend an app for the much-anticipated new wearable, with Comcast announcing an Xfinity app for the device two weeks ago.
While we still don't have specifics about 21st Century Fox's plans to launch over-the-top services directly to consumers, company COO Chase Carey continues to boldly discuss their broad strokes.