DirecTV, Comcast and other national pay TV providers may face more challenging retransmission-consent negotiations with Tribune Co., which agreed Monday to buy station group Local TV Holdings for $2.73 billion in cash.
DirecTV said Thursday that it lost 200,000 more subscribers in Brazil during parts of 2012 and 2013 than previously reported, and that it fired employees at its Latin America division for artificially reducing its churn rate by crediting the accounts of subscribers who had stopped paying their bills.
Dish Network said Monday that it is expanding into the hotel entertainment and hospitality sector, launching a product called SMARTbox that can deliver 96 high-definition networks.
Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, DirecTV and Verizon subscribers shouldn't be forced to pay extra to watch Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers games, argue customers of the pay TV providers in a class-action suit filed against Time Warner Cable Tuesday.
DirecTV, which depends on wireline service providers for its broadband connections, is reportedly stepping up in the line of those queued to acquire broadband-dependent content provider Hulu.
By purchasing Hulu, DirecTV would gain a respectable web presence and a bunch of new tech-savvy customers who would transform the satellite provider from a downstream TV purveyor to a content provider. But there's a risk that DirecTV could become, instead, the broadband version of an MVNO.
Dish Network said Friday that it will waive fees for lost or damaged equipment to satellite TV subscribers impacted by wildfires in Colorado.
mdocs recently signed a deal with social analytics firm Attensity which could allow companies such as Comcast and DirecTV to respond to customer service complaints posted on Twitter by analyzing billing records, executives told FierceCable Tuesday.
While many industry observers have expected that it would be several years before pay TV providers could deliver programming in the new 4K Ultra HD format, Comcast is running a demonstration here at The Cable Show this week that shows how it could stream Ultra HD programming to subscribers by installing PCs at cable headend facilities.
Home networking technology vendor Entropic said Thursday that it acquired mixed-signal semiconductor company Mobius Semiconductor for $13 million in cash.