AT&T reportedly pursuing acquisition of DirecTV

May 1, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports a deal could give AT&T more heft to compete with a new Comcast-Time-Warner.

Weather Channel free-for-all

Dec 27, 2013
DirecTV has launched its own weather-related TV channel right next to the Weather Channel.

Why companies are hot for Hulu

May 27, 2013
As focus shifts to Internet video as a profit model, Yahoo has its eyes on Hulu. But it needs to get in line. DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, and at least three private equity firms also hope to acquire the subscription-based video service.
Hulu has inked a deal to bring several major films to its subscribers via cable company Epix.
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Television subscriptions wane in popularity

Aug 3, 2012
DirecTV is reporting its first-ever quarterly loss of customers. And it appears those customers are not flocking to the competition -- Time Warner Cable also lost subscribers for the tenth quarter in a row.

Viacom reaches deal with DirecTV

Jul 20, 2012
Jon Stewart, Spongebob and Jersey Shore are back on for DirectTV subscribers. Viacom had blacked out Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and 16 other channels during a contract dispute. So who lost, and who won?

Viacom channels pulled from DirecTV

Jul 12, 2012
More than two dozen Viacom Inc. channels -- including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central -- were blacked out for DirecTV subscribers after the companies failed to reach an agreement on programming fees.

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Not surprising: The Internet is hurting TV porn sales

Aug 5, 2011
Television companies are complaining they just can't sell porn like thy use to. Fans are headed to the web instead. Why pay for something you can...