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

Charlize Theron’s ‘Dark Places’ Airing on DirecTV 2 Months Ahead of Theatrical Release

Charlize Theron’s crime drama “Dark Places” has launched on DirecTV — seven weeks ahead of its theatrical release. DirecTV announced Thursday that customers can watch “Dark Places” on DirecTV Cinema through Aug. 6. A24 will begin the theat.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 19th, 2015

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

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

Raycom-DirecTV Standoff Ends With Deal; Service Restored For 43 Stations

Just in time for today's season-opening NFL games, Raycom Media and DirecTV settled their fee dispute with a new deal that puts 43 broadcast stations back on the satcaster's service. The two sides did not disclose terms of the deal. The deal was not enti.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineDec 13th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toronto: A24, DirecTV Buy Emma Thompson’s ‘The Children Act’ for U.S.

A24 and DirecTV have bought U.S. rights on the British drama “The Children Act,” starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead. “The Children Act” premiered on Sept. 10 at the Toronto Film Festival in the Special Presentations section. Directed by Richard Eyre from a script by Ian McEwan and based on McEwan’s novel, the... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 12th, 2017

Best Buy Accused Of Price Gouging Water During Hurricane Harvey Floods — See The Company"s Response!

Best Buy is in hot water over a store accidentally upselling… well, hot water! The company issued an apology after a viral photo taken at a Houston location showed a case of water selling for over $40 amid Hurricane Harvey. Video: Joel Osteen Tries To Clear His Name Amid Hurricane Drama! The photo of 24-packs of bottled water [...] Best Buy is in hot water over a store accidentally upselling... well, hot water! The company issued an apology after a viral photo taken at a Houston location showed a case of water selling for over $40 amid Hurricane Harvey. Video: Joel Osteen Tries To Clear His Name Amid Hurricane Drama! The photo of 24-packs of bottled water being sold at a cool $42.96 was shared to Twitter on Tuesday, causing users to accuse the retail giant of price gouging in the wake of severe flooding and devastation brought on by the storm: One Houston resident sent me a pic of water he saw being sold for *$42* at a nearby Best Buy. They were kind enough to offer $29 bottles too pic.twitter.com/8dKz3sJJM1 — ken klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) August 29, 2017 But apparently, the not-so-best price was merely a mistake made by some of the company's employees. Best Buy responded to the controversy, claiming the price was computed incorrectly because the electronics company doesn't usually sell water in bulk. A spokesperson told CNBC: "This was a big mistake on the part of a few employees at one store on Friday. As a company we are focused on helping, not hurting affected people. We're sorry and it won't happen again. Not as an excuse but as an explanation, we don't typically sell cases of water. The mistake was made when employees priced a case of water using the single-bottle price for each bottle in the case." Sure, blame it on the water... You'd think they'd know how to handle disaster sites after all those Black Fridays!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 30th, 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, 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

Raycom Media TV Stations Blacked Out By DirecTV In Carriage Dispute

More than 50 local stations owned by Raycom Media went dark on DirecTV today after the two sides failed to reach a new carriage agreement. The companies also engaged in contentious negotiations three years ago before reaching a deal. Negotiations continue.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineMar 20th, 2015

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

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

Ouch — Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder Dumped On Her Four-Year Anniversary! These Celeb Breakup Tips Might Help!

Tough break. Over the weekend, Vanderpump Rules' Stassi Schroeder revealed on social media that her on-and-off boyfriend Patrick Meagher had broken up with her… on their four-year anniversary… right after she planned a celebratory trip for them to Mexico! Sheesh! Related: Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Spotted Together! In reaction to being dumped, the 29-year-old posted: Broken up with [...] Tough break. Over the weekend, Vanderpump Rules' Stassi Schroeder revealed on social media that her on-and-off boyfriend Patrick Meagher had broken up with her... on their four-year anniversary... right after she planned a celebratory trip for them to Mexico! Sheesh! Related: Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Spotted Together! In reaction to being dumped, the 29-year-old posted: Broken up with on our anniversary after I planned a trip for us to Mexico. Call me Carrie Bradshaw. @rachaelnobrien you're coming w me now. — Stassi Schroeder (@stassi) August 12, 2017 Currently.... @rachaelnobrien, will you accompany me to Mexico, close the shades & feed me oatmeal on the trip I planned? If I see any ❤ shit, I may die.A post shared by Stassi Schroeder (@stassischroeder) on Aug 12, 2017 at 3:39pm PDT Legit keeping me sane.A post shared by Stassi Schroeder (@stassischroeder) on Aug 14, 2017 at 5:45am PDT Hang in there, bb! Ch-ch-check out how all these other celebrities deal with breakups (below)! CLICK HERE to view "How Celebrities Deal With Breakups!" CLICK HERE to view "How Celebrities Deal With Breakups!" CLICK HERE to view "How Celebrities Deal With Breakups!" CLICK HERE to view "How Celebrities Deal With Breakups!" CLICK HERE to view "How Celebrities Deal With Breakups!" [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 14th, 2017

Melissa McCarthy Agrees With Ashley Graham: Stop Using the "Plus-Size"" Label

Melissa McCarthy has Ashley Graham's back. The funny lady agrees with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model that the fashion world needs to stop using the "plus-size"........»»

Category: topSource: eonlineMay 3rd, 2016

Evan Rachel Wood Suits Up for Toronto Film Festival Premiere!

Evan Rachel Wood wears a pin-stripe suit while attending the premiere of A Worthy Companion during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday (September 10) at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, Canada. The 30-year-old actress stopped by the Variety Studio presented by AT&T and DIRECTV at the Momofuku Toronto earlier in the day to [...] Evan Rachel Wood wears a pin-stripe suit while attending the premiere of A Worthy Companion during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday (September 10) at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, Canada. The 30-year-old actress stopped by the Variety Studio presented by AT&T and DIRECTV at the Momofuku Toronto earlier in the day to talk about the film. She was joined by co-star Julia Sarah Stone and the film’s co-writers and co-directors Carlos Sanchez and Jason Sanchez. FYI: Evan is wearing a Stella McCartney suit at the premiere. She is wearing a red Altuzarra blazer at the studio. 10+ pictures inside of Evan Rachel Wood at the festival….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 11th, 2017