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DirecTV 4K

DirecTV to launch lineup of 4K channels in ‘early 2016’

December 1st, 2015

While there’s no denying that the picture quality provided by 4K HDTVs is absolutely stunning, a longstanding impediment towards widespread adoption is that there remains a frustrating scarcity of true 4K content. DirecTV, however, is planning to change that. Last week, DirecTV SVP of Video and Space Communications Phil Goswitz confirmed that the satellite TV provider …

AT&T DirecTV Wireless Service Offer

AT&T is giving DirecTV customers $500 to change their wireless service

August 11th, 2015

Late last month, the FCC approved AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV, and the merger was completed shortly after. Not only did AT&T become the “largest pay TV provider” in the country, it also gained hundreds of thousands of new customers that might be willing to switch over to its wireless phone service as well.

Comcast Vs. DirecTV Rob Lowe Ads

Comcast’s whining may have succeeded in killing DirecTV’s Rob Lowe ads

April 7th, 2015

Whenever your rivals complain to the Council of Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division, one of two things are possible: Your ad is either really deceptive or it’s really effective. Comcast last year scored some points for going after a particularly deceptive AT&T ad that bragged about having “the fastest Internet for the price” for a 3Mbps …

AT&T CEO Stephenson DirecTV Merger

AT&T CEO makes the worst possible argument for the DirecTV merger

June 24th, 2014

Is AT&T actually trying to convince people to support the DirecTV merger or is this all part of a competition with Comcast and Time Warner Cable to see which major proposed merger will generate the most public hostility? AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to make the case that his company’s …

AT&T DirecTV Merger Cord Cutters

Cord cutters might be the biggest losers in the AT&T-DirecTV merger

June 13th, 2014

AT&T hasn’t exactly been overwhelming us with good reasons to support its merger with DirecTV so far. Unsurprisingly, its latest regulatory filing hasn’t really changed any of that — the company is still saying that merging with DirecTV will save it money by giving it more leverage in its negotiations with content but it’s not pledging that …

AT&T DirecTV Merger News

AT&T says the DirecTV merger will save money… but not for you

June 4th, 2014

AT&T has just given us the best reason yet to support its merger with DirecTV, and frankly it’s not all that great. Per Re/code, AT&T said in a regulatory filing this week that one reason to support its proposed DirecTV merger would be that AT&T would gain added leverage in negotiations with content providers to …

AT&T DirecTV Announcement

AT&T announces plan to acquire DirecTV for nearly $50 billion

May 18th, 2014

AT&T announced on Sunday that its board of directors has approved plans to acquire the nation’s leading satellite TV provider, DirecTV. AT&T will play $95 per share for DirecTV in a cash and stock deal worth nearly $50 billion. If the deal is approved by regulators, it will make AT&T the No. 1 pay TV provider …