‎AT&T Announces $48.5 Billion DirecTV Acquisition

‎Including debt, the telecom giant's deal for the satellite TV company is worth $67.1 billion. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJul 15th, 2017

‎AT&T Announces $48.5 Billion DirecTV Acquisition

‎Including debt, the telecom giant's deal for the satellite TV company is worth $67.1 billion. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJul 15th, 2017

AT&T eyes football in DirecTV buy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the hidden benefits of AT&T's $48.5 billion planned purchase of DirecTV is that it raises the possibility of making DirecTV's programming crown jewel, NFL Sunday Ticket, more broadly available on mobile devices......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 13th, 2017

AT&T Pitches DirecTV Acquisition to Regulators

The companies make the case that the proposed $48.5 billion acquisition is in the best interest of the public and should therefore be approved.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJun 4th, 2017

Apple Pays for Lack of Vision With Beats Acquisition (Analysis)

Money isn’t everything. But Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, made official on Wednesday, proved that everybody thinks it is. The over-analysis of the reasoning behind Apple’s offer, which began long before the acquisition was off.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 27th, 2017

FCC Chairman Circulates Proposal To Approve AT&T-DirecTV Deal

Looks like AT&T’s purchase of DirecTV is coming in for a landing at the FCC. "An order recommending that the AT&T/DirecTV transaction be approved with conditions has circulated to the Commissioners,” Chairman Tom Wheeler says. The prop.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 22nd, 2015

Hi, I’m Rob Lowe and I’m out of work Rob Lowe from DirecTV

It is a sad day in the advertising because Comcast’s complaints reportedly got DirecTV to pull their Rob Lowe ad campaign. According to CNBC, the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ National Advertising Division ruled against DirecTV, saying t.....»»

Category: topSource: seriouslyomgApr 9th, 2015

Will Wall Street Warm Up to AT&T-DirecTV Deal?

Now that the formal acquisition plan has been unveiled, AT&T and DirecTV execs undoubtedly will be eagerly awaiting Wall Streeters’ reaction to the deal. Top analysts have been unimpressed by the potential combo, based on reaction issued in resp.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2017

Broadcasters, Small Cable Operators Join Critics of AT&T-DirecTV Deal

There was little doubt that AT&T’s proposed acquisition of DirecTV would draw opposition from many quarters in media and entertainment. Media watchdog groups were quick to weigh in with statements of concern about more large-scale media assets p.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 19th, 2014

AT&T-DirecTV deal set to close after approval from FCC

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 26th, 2015

AT&T buys DirecTV, now biggest traditional TV provider in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 26th, 2015

AT&T, DirecTV Deal Details Emerge as CEOs Sell Merger Benefits

AT&T has been laying the track for expanding its pay TV service for the past few years, and that effort will now be turbo-charged with its $67 billion pact to acquire DirecTV. That was the message sent Monday morning by AT&T chairman-CEO Randall S.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 14th, 2017

DirecTV Profit Rises in Q2, as World Cup Gives Latin America a Kick

DirecTV topped Wall Street earnings estimates for the second quarter of 2014, with coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in particular helping to boost results for its Latin America business. Overall revenue of $8.1 billion for the period was up 5%, slightl.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 15th, 2017

Lawmakers Press AT&T, DirecTV on Whether Merger Will Lead to Lower Prices

The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario. Instead,.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 24th, 2014

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against rivals......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 15th, 2017

AT&T, DirecTV To Pitch Capitol Hill on Benefits of Merger

AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, in scheduled appearances on Capitol Hill on Tuesday with DirecTV chairman and CEO Michael D. White, plans to tell lawmakers that their proposed $49 billion merger may lead to lower prices for consumers across .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 18th, 2017

AT&T Will Retain U-verse TV, Won’t Force Customers to Switch to DirecTV

AT&T will not force U-verse TV customers to take DirecTV service, if the telco’s $67 billion deal for the satcaster goes through, CFO John Stephens said. “Customers will have their choice,” said Stephens, speaking at the J.P. Morgan .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 10th, 2017

Consumers Group, Public Interest Org Respond To AT&T-DirecTV Deal

Following Sunday’s unanimous board approval of AT&T‘s $48.5 billion deal to buy satcaster DirecTV, DC-based public interest group Public Knowledge and Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, called for.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 15th, 2017

AT&T aims for TV"s future with $48.5B DirecTV deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. said it would buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share, priming itself for the age of Internet-delivered video......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 14th, 2017

AT&T-DirecTV Acquisition: Bigger May Not Be Better (Analysis)

There are real questions about what the benefits of the $67.1 billion transaction will be for consumers, business and the telecom itself.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJul 12th, 2017

Apple Eliminating 200 Beats Electronics Jobs Following Acquisition (Report)

The Cupertino tech giant is reportedly laying off as many as 200 Beats employees following its $3 billion acquisition. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterMar 14th, 2017