‎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

Netflix's First Acquisition: 'Kingsman' Comics Publisher - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterNetflix's First Acquisition: 'Kingsman' Comics PublisherHollywood ReporterComics legend Mark Millar teams with the streaming service to make films, TV series and kids' shows. Netflix has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publisher from Wanted and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar, marking the streaming giant's first major ...Netflix's first ever acquisition is indie comic book publisher MillarworldTechCrunchMark Millar Compares Netflix Purchasing Millarworld To Disney Buying Marvel – Kingsman And Kick-Ass Not IncludedBleeding Cool NewsNetflix Makes 1st Acquisition: Comic Book Maker MillarworldNew York TimesCNET -CNBC -Engadget -TheStreet.comall 43 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 7th, 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

Taylor Swift Might Be Appearing on "GMA" Later This Month!

It’s looking more and more likely that Taylor Swift might have new music coming out soon because a Good Morning America appearance seems to be in the works! DIRECTV, a cable service that Taylor is partnered with, has her listed as a guest for the August 31 episode of the ABC morning show. A fan [...] It’s looking more and more likely that Taylor Swift might have new music coming out soon because a Good Morning America appearance seems to be in the works! DIRECTV, a cable service that Taylor is partnered with, has her listed as a guest for the August 31 episode of the ABC morning show. A fan captured the listing and posted a screencap online, though it’s not currently listed anymore, so we can’t confirm the validity. Taylor removed nearly all of the posts from her social media accounts on Friday (August 18), leading fans to believe the start of her new music era is almost here. DIRECTV is showing that Taylor is appearing on Good Morning America on August 31st, which is 13 days away! #TS6IsComing pic.twitter.com/GrFAHRnyI2 — Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftLA) August 18, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 18th, 2017

CBS Corp. Sets Carriage Deal With DirecTV Now

CBS Corp. has come to terms with AT&T on a carriage deal that will bring CBS-owned TV stations, Showtime, the CW and Pop to the DirecTV Now streaming service. CBS was the last holdout among the parent companies of the Big Four broadcast networks. DirecTV Now launched last November as AT&T’s foray into the low-cost... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 7th, 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

Tencent’s Half-Year Profits Surge to $4.8 Billion

Chinese social media and games giant Tencent announced a 64% surge in profits for the first six months of the year. Net profits hit $4.84 billion, on revenues that were up 57% at $15.7 billion. The group said that its value-added services grew their revenues by 43% to RMB36.8 billion ($5.49 billion). That definition covers... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 16th, 2017

Tencent Half Year Profits Surge to $4.8 Billion

China’s social media and games giant Tencent announced a 64% surge in profits for the six months to end of June. Net profits hit $4.84 billion, on revenues up 57% at $15.7 billion. The group said that its value added services grew their revenues by 43% to RMB36.8 billion ($5.49 billion). That definition covers music... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 16th, 2017

AT&T Loses Record Number of Traditional TV Subscribers in Q2, Drops 156,000 DirecTV Satellite Customers

AT&T’s pay-TV business continues to sink, as the telco lost a record 351,000 traditional video customers in the second quarter — with the internet-delivered DirecTV Now over-the-top service failing to fully offset the losses. Meanwhile, AT&T’s $85 billion bid to acquire Time Warner is still on track to close by the end of 2017, according... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 25th, 2017

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