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  • AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5 billion cash and stock deal

    05/18/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05/18/2014 | Mike Stone
    <p>DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator, said on Sunday it has agreed to sell itself to AT&T for $48.5 billion, in the second mega-deal to shake up the U.S. television landscape this year.</p> <p>The deal with Dallas-based AT&T, which has some TV and broadband services, is the latest in a string of big takeovers the wireless operator has considered. Those include an abortive bid for T-Mobile USA in 2011, as well as a potential takeover of Vodafone Plc that receded as a possibility after Comcast Corp surprised the industry this year with a $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc.</p>
  • Help with Direct TV

    02/03/2013 12:36:56 PM PST · by 50sDad · 17 replies
    Self | 02/03/13 | Self
    I was given three surplus Direct TV boxes by an ex-customer of Direct TV, a friend of mine. Would like to post them as free on local Craigslist. Do they contain any of his info, or are the of any use to another current Direct TV customer?
  • Viacom Channels Risk DirecTV Blackout at Midnight Tuesday .

    07/10/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 31 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | William Launder
    Viacom Inc. (VIA, VIAB) channels could go dark for DirecTV Group Inc. (DTV) subscribers at midnight in one of the more-significant recent standoffs over television carriage fees. The pending blackout further highlighted mounting pressure on Viacom, which has seen its ratings fall off in recent months for top shows like Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" and MTV's "Jersey Shore." Viacom class A shares fell 2% Tuesday to $49.98, while DirecTV shares slid 0.5% to $48.77. Viacom is seeking an increase of 30%, or more than $1 billion, in carriage fees, DirecTV said in a statement on its website Tuesday. The country's second-largest...
  • Gold-digger: DirectTV Moll World's Strongest Woman?

    11/26/2010 8:02:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like an angel; strong as the devil . . . Hey, it's the Friday after Thanksgiving, a classically slow news day. So let's have some fun. For months I've been fascinated by the TV commercial for DirectTV. The focus is a man we instantly understand to be a Russian billionaire businessman/mobster. "I like the best. Opulence: I has it," he explains as the commercial opens. And sure enough, he's surrounded by the flashiest things—and women—that money can buy. With no Morning Joe to bust today, I was catching up on some House episodes I'd DVD'ed, and during an October...
  • Time to Clng to your Customers

    09/12/2008 9:37:34 AM PDT · by mikebeam · 23 replies · 563+ views
    09/12/2008 | Michael Beam
    Today in America times are tough and customers are hard to come by. That is why it is important not to do your customers wrong. DirecTV doesn’t seem to understand this philosophy. They give you substandard service and then when you had enough they try to extort money from you. I have cancelled my DirecTV service because of bad or what I like to call NO customer service. Now they want to tell me I owe almost $400.oo in contract cancellation fees. I never signed a contract with DirecTV. I have noticed through all my research that many people have...
  • Need Phone Tech Advice Wireless Phone Plug?

    01/04/2008 10:40:08 AM PST · by purpleraine · 46 replies · 806+ views
    purpleraine | 1-4-08 | self
    I am trying to hook a phone line into my DirecTV TIVO box. I have no phone plug in that room or the two adjoining rooms. I don't want to run a wire open from the back rooms to the TIVO box.Is there such a thing as a wireless phone plug. Anyone recommend a fix?
  • Satellite-TV Firm Prepares to Offer Video Downloads (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    02/23/2006 4:35:14 AM PST · by abb · 9 replies · 582+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | ELLEN SHENG
    DirecTV Group Inc. is preparing to launch a broadband-video service before the end of the year. The service will start with a library of 2,000 videos, company executives said yesterday at an annual investor meeting in New York. Customers with a DirecTV Plus digital-video recorder will be able to order programs "on demand" from their television sets or remotely through a Web site. The videos would then be downloaded onto the DVR and be available for viewing later in the day or the following day. It won't be streaming real-time, but "it'll be faster than Netflix," said Eric Shanks, executive...
  • Cable rate increases

    02/02/2006 10:56:19 AM PST · by JZelle · 16 replies · 649+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-2-06 | Richard Armey
    We should have learned by now that government is a terrible steward of competition. Its natural impulse is to regulate or manage, when the best it could do is get out of the way. This is especially true when rapid technological change disrupts an industrial sector, like telecommunications, that for decades operated under a restrictive regulatory regime based on the premise all we needed was one provider. With deployment of high-speed fiber optic networks, broadband providers, phone companies and even power companies are poised to enter the local video market, finally offering American families a competitive alternative that will drive...
  • How to record a satellite program

    12/31/2005 6:00:47 AM PST · by rudy45 · 15 replies · 590+ views
    self
    I have a Toshiba television/VCR combination unit. It has a coax input jack and also RCA video/audio (yellow/white) input jacks. The television is programmable for turning VCR recording on and off. Here's the problem: we have DirectTV on this television, and want to record a program. The DirectTV receiver, as you may know, doesn't use the coax input, but rather uses the RCA input. In order to view DirectTV, we have to switch the television from "standard" (signal from coax) to "Line in." Now, when I attempt to program the VCR timer, the only option I see is to select...
  • Ethical issue of leaving inflight television on airplanes during emergency

    09/23/2005 10:43:08 AM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 71 replies · 1,092+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9-23-2005 | Sharon Bernstein
    For years, airlines controlled what passengers saw on their cabin screens, editing out scenes of graphic violence or sex, and banning movies altogether if they showed airline crashes. But now, with three U.S. airlines offering live television feeds and on-board Internet access expected to be available within a year, passengers can see anything they want -- even news coverage of an event in which they might be taking part. After the drama aboard JetBlue Flight 292 unfolded live on television Wednesday, executives of Denver-based Frontier Airlines, which like JetBlue shows DirectTV on its flights, began to rethink their policy of...
  • OJ Simpson Told to Pay DirecTV $25G, Fees

    07/27/2005 1:33:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 3,510+ views
    Atlanta Journal - Constitution ^ | July 27, 2005 | DENISE KALETTE , AP
    MIAMI — A federal judge has ordered former football star O.J. Simpson to pay $25,000 in damages for pirating satellite television signals from DirecTV. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard awarded the damages, plus attorneys' fees and other costs, after granting a motion for summary judgment in a civil suit against Simpson. In a raid on Simpson's Miami home in 2001, federal agents seized illegal devices known as "bootloaders" that authorities said were used to steal television programming. Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, said Tuesday that the judge "basically denied us our right to a jury trial. ... This was a decision...
  • Stolen Honor Playing Now! playing now on DirectTV, channel 375(On Again 7am cst.)

    10/23/2004 8:11:07 AM PDT · by ShandaLear · 54 replies · 2,229+ views
    DISH TV 9410 | 10/23/04 | M
  • Pegasus unit files for Chapter 11 (Direct TV's rural distributer)

    06/02/2004 9:38:03 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 196+ views
    AP ^ | 6-2-04
    Pegasus unit files for Chapter 11 The Associated Press 6/2/2004, 11:50 p.m. ET BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (AP) — Pegasus Communications Corp.'s satellite television unit filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to prevent DirecTV Group Inc. and the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative from ending a satellite distribution pact and shutting out Pegasus. Earlier Wednesday, DirecTV and the NRTC said they would terminate an exclusive DirecTV service distribution agreement, giving members and affiliates a chance to sign new contracts directly with DirecTV instead of through the NRTC. Terminating the agreement effectively cuts out Pegasus Satellite Television, which currently distributes DirecTV to rural...
  • Universal, Eminem & Direct TV Set to Launch Porn Channel

    01/31/2004 5:01:49 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 21 replies · 507+ views
    Political Palace ^ | 010404 | Reuters
    Universal Music Mulls Music TV Venture NEW YORK (Reuters) - Universal Music Group, the world's largest record label, is teaming up with satellite broadcaster DirecTV and business partners behind a prominent pornography video company to launch a music channel featuring uncensored videos. According to a report on Friday in the Los Angles Times Universal, a unit of Vivendi Universal_(NYSE:V - news), is in negotiations with DirecTV to offer the new subscription-based channel, known as "1 AM." Universal and the entrepreneurs of Vivid Entertainment Group founders, which is known for porn videos such as "Bad Wives" and "Women In Uniform," are...
  • Midnight Mass on DirectTV? (Vanity)

    12/24/2003 3:07:45 PM PST · by Hunble · 7 replies · 248+ views
    Does anyone have a listing of the DirectTV channels that will be showing the Midnight Mass tonight?
  • FCC approves News.Corps Takeover of DirecTV

    12/19/2003 4:36:57 PM PST · by Pikamax · 16 replies · 132+ views
    Foxnews | 12/19/03 | Me
    Just announced on shep's show.
  • Cable Company Woos Customers (my title)

    09/26/2003 6:11:43 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 7 replies · 347+ views
    Press Enterprise ^ | 9/26/2003 | LAURI SHEIBLEY
    'Reel' effort in Berwick By LAURI SHEIBLEY Press Enterprise Writer BERWICK — A "Harry Potter" film will be shown free Saturday night on a giant screen in Ber-Vaughn Park. It's part of a campaign by GMP Communications to woo customers back to cable television. In the past few years, some customers have been shifting from the Hazleton cable firm to direct broadcast services. GMP is now trying to get those customers back, upgrading services and launching a series of community events. Prior to Saturday's movie, GMP will set up displays and demonstrations in the park to inform customers about the...
  • Let BRAVO Know What You THINK About Their Homosexual Agenda!

    07/29/2003 6:25:52 AM PDT · by Kieri · 810 replies · 919+ views
    07/29/03 | Kieri
    This morning I decided to let BRAVO have an earful. Here is my email:"As a DirecTV subscriber, I am notifying you I am permanently blocking BRAVO from my menu on my DSS receiver.Your push for homosexual-'friendly' programming demonstrates your pandering to an audience that exhibits behavior that is not only detrimental to their own health, but the health and safety of families everywhere. I refuse to risk allowing my children to see promo material on your channel, so I find it necessary to block BRAVO and will encourage others to do so. Your advertisers will no longer reach me or...
  • FCC Chairman Defends Easing of Rules

    06/01/2003 10:44:44 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 320+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 6/2/03 | David Ho
    WASHINGTON - A move to ease rules governing ownership of newspapers and television and radio stations will not lead to "a massive wave of mergers," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell says. In a vote set for Monday, Powell and two fellow Republicans on the five-member commission were expected to allow companies to buy more television stations and, in some cases, own both a newspaper and a broadcast station in the same city. Diverse interests opposed to deregulation say relaxed rules will kick off a merger frenzy, putting a few large companies in control of what people see, hear and...