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  • Federal judge clears AT&T's $85 billion bid for Time Warner with no conditions

    06/12/2018 1:49:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/12/2018 | Sara Salinas
    AT&T announced that it was buying Time Warner for $85.4 billion in October 2016. The Justice Department sued last year to block the merger, citing concerns that AT&T, owner of satellite television provider DirecTV, could charge rival distributors more for Time Warner content, resulting in higher prices for consumers. The outcome of the trial could have implications for future deals in the telecom and media industries, as well as vertical mergers, where companies combine with their suppliers. A federal judge said Tuesday that AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner is legal, clearing the path for a deal that gives...
  • Amazon, Apple, YouTube Urged to Cut Ties with NRATV

    02/26/2018 8:10:50 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 2/26/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action is urging Amazon, Apple, and YouTube to cut ties with NRATV. DirectTV, AT&T, Google, and Roku are also being pressured to make the break. According to Huff Post, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts released a statement saying, “NRATV is home to the NRA’s most dangerous and violence-inciting propaganda. It’s time for tech leaders to acknowledge their role in helping the NRA spread this dangerous content and cut it out.” She added, “We demand that Apple, Amazon, AT&T’s DIRECTV, Google and Roku all dump NRATV once and for all.” Brad Chase is friends with the...
  • DirecTV’s ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ Price Just Went Up (Viewership Continues To Decline)

    02/21/2018 5:30:51 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-21-2018 | Thomas Barrabi
    DirecTV’s “NFL Sunday Ticket” cable package just got more expensive for football fans. The standard version of the service, which allows subscribers to stream every NFL game, will cost $293.94 for the 2018 NFL season, according to DirecTV’s website. That price marks an increase of about 4% from last season, when the basic version of “NFL Sunday Ticket” cost $281.94. An upgraded version of the package, which includes the “NFL Red Zone” channel and exclusive fantasy football analysis, will see a price hike to $395.94, up more than 4% compared to last year. The price increases were met with widespread...
  • Falling NFL ratings are directly impacting CBS, Fox earnings

    10/17/2017 8:04:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    CBS’ and Fox’s projected earnings will suffer a hit, according to two separate reports by Credit Suisse, and falling NFL ratings will continue to impact network earnings so long as they are on a downward trend. Why are earnings suffering? CBS’ crashing NFL ratings will directly impact company earnings, Omar Sheikh, Credit Suisse analyst, said. Special: 3 foods to avoid in 2017 “We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season,” Sheikh said, according to CNBC. “With only one of...
  • AT&T Warns Investors of Heavy Q3 DirecTV Subscriber Losses

    10/12/2017 12:38:04 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 73 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/11/17 | Cynthia Littleton
    AT&T will report heavy subscriber losses at DirecTV in its third-quarter earnings later this month, bleeding that the telco giant chalked up to heightened competition in the pay-TV arena and the wallop of the summer hurricane season. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Wednesday, AT&T said it would post a net loss of 90,000 traditional video subscribers for the quarter, offset by the addition of nearly 300,000 subscribers to its DirecTV Now streaming service. AT&T reports its third-quarter earnings on Oct. 24. As MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett observed, the net loss means DirecTV is losing about 390,000 traditional...
  • DirecTV reportedly giving refunds on Sunday Ticket over protests

    09/26/2017 7:34:59 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 41 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 26th, 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    DirecTV is allowing customers to get refunds when they cancel their Sunday Ticket package if they cite players protesting during the national anthem as the reason for ending the service, Joe Flint of The Wall Street Journal reports. According to The Journal, different DirecTV representatives provided contradicting answers when asked if refunds would be provided, but customers who contacted The Journal said they were getting at least some refunds. One DirecTV representative told The Journal that only customers with specific plans could get refunds, another said customers could get prorated refunds for the remainder of the season, a third said...
  • One America News Network And A Wealth Of Entertainment Launching On DIRECTV And DIRECTV NOW

    04/05/2017 12:25:32 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 17 replies
    One America News ^ | 4/5/2017 | Nina Dotti
    One America News Network And A Wealth Of Entertainment Launching On DIRECTV And DIRECTV NOW San Diego, CA – April 5, 2017, Herring Networks, Inc., announced today that One America News Network, (“OAN”) and A Wealth of Entertainment (“AWE”) launched today on DIRECTV and will launch on the streaming service DIRECTV NOW in the coming weeks. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with DIRECTV that will enable One America News Network and AWE to join the DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW programming lineup,” said Charles Herring, president of Herring Networks, Inc. One America News Network is a dependable and...
  • Fox News, CNN Blocked on DirecTV for Second Day

    11/04/2016 10:12:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | November 4, 2016
    With the presidential election less than one week away, conspiracy theorists had a field day with a two-day-and-counting blackout of Fox News Channel and CNN on DirecTV, lighting up social media with claims of a liberal bias to keep supporters of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the dark. DirecTV subscribers haven’t been able to watch FNC or its liberal counterpart CNN for about two days, as intermittent outages have blocked the channel. DirecTV customers tuning in the channels have been greeted with a screen stating the satellite service was “experiencing temporary technical difficulties. Please stand by. We apologize of the...
  • AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit ...

    11/02/2016 11:51:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2016 | Brian Fung
    Full title: AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit alleges AT&T and DirecTV acted as ringleaders in an illegal plot against the Dodgers Channel that kept Los Angeles sports fans from watching their favorite team on television, according to a major lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Justice Department. The anti-collusion suit alleges that DirecTV -- and its corporate parent, AT&T -- shared private negotiating information in 2014 with other TV providers, including Cox Communications and Charter Communications, in order to gain a collective advantage over Time Warner Cable, which was...
  • Cancelled Dish, What to do with savings?

    04/22/2016 7:57:49 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 61 replies
    FR | 22 April, 2016 | DrJeff
    Cancelled DishTV today. I have "cut the cord" on and off for many years, and it's time again. I was paying $60/month on a discount plan and it went up to $120 for the same programming. I'm just not getting that kind of benefit from the cable channels. On a personal level, I don't see the value. A recent article found that more than 1,000,000 [US] consumers cancelled paid TV subscriptions in 2015, according to SNL Kagan, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Last year's decline was four times greater than the losses of 2014, and it represents the...
  • Vin Scully: 'Kind of embarrassing' to be focus of Dodgers' TV negotiations

    03/24/2016 11:29:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bill Shaikin
    As the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable invoked the name of Vin Scully in lobbying DirecTV to carry SportsNet LA, the Hall of Fame broadcaster said Wednesday he was not entirely comfortable "to have my name tossed into a negotiation.” Said Scully: “I’m pretty shy with that kind of stuff.” The beloved Scully, 88, is entering his 67th and final season as voice of the Dodgers. A TWC spokesman said Tuesday that the company had cut its asking price for the Dodgers-owned channel "especially because of the historic nature of this year, with it being Vin Scully’s final season.”
  • Rob Lowe ad protested by shy bladder group

    11/08/2014 8:56:57 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/04/2014 | AP
    Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad in which a “painfully awkward” actor Rob Lowe says he can’t urinate in public. The satellite TV company suggests its critics should be able to take a joke. The ad is in poor taste and ridicules a serious problem, said Steve Soifer, CEO of the International Paruresis Association, which estimates that some 7 percent of Americans have some form of “shy bladder syndrome.” “We don’t mind if people have a little fun with it,” said Soifer, a social work professor at the University of Memphis. “It’s a situation that...
  • Report: Dish, DirecTV Discuss Possible Merger

    03/27/2014 5:16:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | Matt Egan
    In response to Comcast’s (CMCSA) $45 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable (TWC), Dish Network (DISH) has reportedly sent feelers out to rival DirecTV (DTV) about a possible combination of the two satellite television companies. The potential tie-up would marry the two largest U.S. satellite TV operators, creating a juggernaut with about 34 million subscribers. According to Bloomberg News, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen recently approached DirecTV CEO Mike White about a merger. White is reluctant to go ahead with formal talks due to concerns about opposition from antitrust regulators, the news service said.
  • Christian Programming Is Being Blocked From Your TV Lineup

    02/13/2014 3:57:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies ^ | february 13, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    DirecTV recently announced it will drop the Inspiration Network from its lineup, leaving its stable of profane and worldly channels untouched. Incredibly, reports indicate the provider also misrepresented the development by suggesting the network initiated the split. In reality, it appears the decision was wholly that of the provider. Perhaps the most baffling aspect of the decision lies in the fact that DirecTV did not gain anything – or save any money – by dropping the network. Unlike the majority of channels carried by the company, the Inspiration Network does not charge a license fee to providers. Many failing networks cost carriers...
  • "WeatherNation" : CAN IT GET ANY WORSE?

    02/10/2014 2:39:30 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 84 replies ^ | Feb 10, 2014 MONDAY | yosemitest
    <p>I've watch this replacement for "The Weather Channel" on Directv and I'm NOT impressed.</p> <p>They talk too slow and show too many photos,and NEVER get to the weather.</p> <p>Their forecast models are not very accurate, and neither are their temperature forecast.</p> <p>They're strictly third rate.</p>
  • [vanity] I instructed DirecTV to remove Al Jazeera or cancel my account

    09/17/2013 6:58:12 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 55 replies ^ | 9/17/2-13 | blueflag
    during last night's NFL game, Directv ran an ad promoting the new Al Jazeera channel in their line up. No WAY. I just sent them an email giving them two options --- Block/remove it, or cancel my account. Not going to come into our house.
  • Listen as Man Cancels DirecTV Service Because It Doesn’t Carry TheBlaze – and Wait Until You Hear...

    08/30/2013 2:25:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 39 replies
    The Balze ^ | Jason Howerton
    A now-former DirecTV customer recently called the company to cancel his service because it has refused so far to offer TheBlaze in its channel lineup. Better yet, he recorded the entire interaction and posted the audio on YouTube. Scott, presumably a big fan of TheBlaze, showed incredible discipline as he turned down special offer after special offer, choosing instead to stand by his principles. He even turned down NFL Sunday Ticket, which provides viewers access to every single NFL game. He admits that one was hard to turn down — but he did anyway.

    03/19/2013 5:50:23 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 65 replies
    Mar 19, 2013 | Yosemiotest
    I want "The Blaze TV" and I'm considering changing from Directv to either Internet driven by ROKU or Dish TV. I've seen Dish before and didn't like how hard it was to remove the channels you didn't like off the list you view to see what's current. I know nothing about ROKU, and would appreciate it if a ROKU user told me how they like it, how it works, what's available, and how much it cost per month. What other ways are there to watch the Blaze TV?
  • CES 2013: Winners & Losers!

    01/12/2013 3:32:07 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies ^ | January 9, 2013 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2013) -- The Consumer Electronics Show is more than a convention. It's an opportunity for companies to position themselves as leaders in their respective categories. And with the world's media -- and more than 150,000 attendees -- watching, there's a lot at stake. So with the 2013 CES nearing the end of day three, it's a good time to take a first look at which companies have emerged as this show's winners and losers. Winner: Netflix The online home video service doesn't make a single piece of hardware, but it captured the show's attention on Monday...
  • Viacom and Directv reach agreement

    07/20/2012 7:53:38 PM PDT · by submarinerswife · 29 replies
    Thanks to your patience and support, DIRECTV today entered into a new long-term agreement with Viacom to immediately return all the channels you had previously enjoyed.