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

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

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

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

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

DirecTV Latin America Nabs Mediaset España’s Drama ‘Forgive Me God’

Confirming its growing bet on Spanish TV fiction, DirecTV has acquired Latin American pay TV rights to Mediaset España’s drama “Perdóname Señor” (“Forgive Me God”), starring Paz Vega (“Spanglish,” “All Roads Led to Rome”). The AT&T-owned paybox, with more than eight million subscribers, will launch “Forgive Me” via OnDirecTV channel in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 19th, 2017

Trailer: Charlize Theron And Javier Bardem Find Love And War With ‘The Last Face’

Director Sean Penn has received some of the worst reviews of his career with his latest effort The Last Face, a Liberia set drama headlined by Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem. With a critics rating of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is currently available as a DirecTV exclusive and will hit select theaters [...] Director Sean Penn has received some of the worst reviews of his career with his latest effort The Last Face, a Liberia set drama headlined by Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem. With a critics rating of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is currently available as a DirecTV exclusive and will hit select theaters and On Demand July 29. The picture centers on the love affair between two doctors (Bardem, Theron) set against the backdrop of an insurmountable crisis. Though their humanitarian efforts are pure, the doctors find themselves understandably shaken and conflicted by their respective journey. Bardem previously worked with Penn in 2015’s The Gunman. With such first rate dramas as Into The Wild and overlooked The Crossing Guard under his belt, Penn has carved out a solid directing career, and I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and give The Last Face a shot. Check out the trailer below and tell us if The Last Face, even with a slew of bad word of mouth, is something you’ll put on your cinematic playlist!! Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 17th, 2017

DirecTV wants to be the next online substitute for cable

NEW YORK (AP) — There are already a few online services that aim to replace cable, but they haven't attracted many users yet. AT&T's DirecTV hopes to change that......»»

Category: topSource: yahooNov 30th, 2016

DirecTV Now Leak Reveals Channels, Promotions, Challenges of AT&T’s TV Service (EXCLUSIVE)

AT&T is prepared to go all out on behalf of its new DirecTV Now service: The company is looking to give away Apple TV and Fire TV Stick devices to consumers who sign up for its TV streaming service, according to customer-support documents Variety di.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 7th, 2016

AT&T’s DirecTV Latin America Acquires Sky, Canal Plus series ‘The Last Panthers’

MADRID — AT&T-owned DirecTV Latin America, the region’s biggest satellite TV multi-channel operator, has acquired rights to European heist thriller “The Last Panthers,” a flagship television-series co-production of Europe’s biggest two p.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 22nd, 2016

Kate Hudson & Kate Bosworth Attend DirecTV"s Super Saturday Ahead of Super Bowl 2016!

Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth both look super chic as they step out for the 2016 DirecTV Super Saturday Night held at Pier 70 on Saturday (February 6) in San Francisco, Calif. The ladies were joined by Kate B.‘s hubby Michael Polish, as well as Oliv.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 7th, 2016