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The AT&T/DirecTV Merger Will Likely Be Approved: Report

The AT&T/DirecTV Merger Will Likely Be Approved: Report

By Josh Wolford May 12, 2015

It doesn’t appear that federal regulators are going to stand in the way of AT&T’s bid to acquire DirecTV. According to sources quoted in the Wall Street Journal both the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission are almost done …

NFL Sunday Ticket On YouTube? Yes, Please. NFL Sunday Ticket On YouTube? Yes, Please.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves here, let’s be clear right up front. As far we know, this is not something that is currently in the cards. But… DirecTV’s contract with the NFL, which makes it the exclusive …

Pac-12 Network Turns To Social Media To Challenge DirecTV Pac-12 Network Turns To Social Media To Challenge DirecTV

The televising of college football is big, big business. Remember all that college sports conference realignment stuff? That was driven by college football, as conference members scrambled over each other in an effort to align themselves with a conference that …

Peyton & Eli Manning Rap, Mock Alexander Graham Bell’s Death In New DirecTV Ad Peyton & Eli Manning Rap, Mock Alexander Graham Bell’s Death In New DirecTV Ad
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DirecTV has a new “Football on Your Phone” ad out today, and it features the Manning brothers rapping about just that. As one who would fully expect for this to be incredibly unfunny, I have to admit I was pleasantly …

DirecTV Gets Starz Play And Encore Play DirecTV Gets Starz Play And Encore Play

In October, Starz announced its Starz Play and Encore Play online services, which would provide online streaming access to movies and shows to paying subscribes off the premium channels. Today, Starz announced that it has launched the services for DirecTV …

DirecTV Customers Not The Only Ones To Lose Viacom Programming DirecTV Customers Not The Only Ones To Lose Viacom Programming
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As previously reported, Viacom and DirecTV have been unable to reach an agreement to keep DirecTV customers getting programming from Viacom. Here’s what Daniel Tosh had to say about it. Viacom has now cut off online streaming of some of …

Daniel Tosh Hopes Viacom And DirecTV Squash Their Beef Before Next Week Daniel Tosh Hopes Viacom And DirecTV Squash Their Beef Before Next Week
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Update: Viacom has pulled shows from its sites now, so more than just DirecTV customers are affected by this. DirectTV customers have lost Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 14 other channels, as Viacom has dropped its networks from the provider. …

DirecTV Chairman Not Worried About Apple TV DirecTV Chairman Not Worried About Apple TV

Speculation that Apple would release their own HDTV set sooner rather than later have gotten a boost from an unlikely source. Michael White, chairman of DirecTV, predicted that Apple would be launching their own TV, but that he didn’t feel …

DirecTV To Start Offering 10Mbps Internet Connection DirecTV To Start Offering 10Mbps Internet Connection
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Getting a good internet connection when you live out in the boonies has been the bane of country dwellers for years. There are options like Hughes but they are way too expensive and offer a waaay too small data cap. …

Dish Networks “Hopper” Adds Skip Commercials Feature Dish Networks “Hopper” Adds Skip Commercials Feature
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Every single TV watcher since the beginning of time (because let’s be real, time didn’t exist before TV was invented, right?) has wished for the ability to instantly skip over the commercials. Well now that technology is finally here. I …

DirecTV Turns on DRM and Legitimate Subscribers Lose HBO DirecTV Turns on DRM and Legitimate Subscribers Lose HBO
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DirecTV subscribers who enjoy watching Game of Thrones on their older HDTV set might find themselves blocked from doing so this week. Dave Zatz reported this week on his blog that DirecTV has implemented High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) digital …

MLB Network launches all-highlights channel

MLB pretty much has the right idea when it comes to the availability of it’s product Following in the footsteps of the NFL and their Red Zone and the NCAA and their Goal Line channels, Major League Baseball has launched …

DirecTV Launches iPad App Upgrade DirecTV Launches iPad App Upgrade
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Satellite television provider DirecTV just launched a complimentary iPad app update that would allow users to stream video content from anywhere. DirecTV added streaming functionality for iPad last fall, but users were restricted to watching their content on the same …

Charlie Sheen, DirecTV and Fiat Capitalize On Once “Winning” Image Charlie Sheen, DirecTV and Fiat Capitalize On Once “Winning” Image
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Fiat and DirecTV have banked on the visibly aged Charlie Sheen’s bad boy reputation in the hopes of boosting their sales. Sheen capitalizes on his wild past and cheesy 80s movie personas by driving a tiny Fiat 500 Abarth in …

DirecTV Offers New HD TiVo Boxes DirecTV Offers New HD TiVo Boxes

Good news for DirecTV users. after a ten city premier in early December, the satellite television provider is going nationwide with a new high-definition TiVo recorder. The new TiVo features a lot of what users have always enjoyed like swivel …

Football Cops: The Manning Brothers Fight Crime With Tight Spirals Football Cops: The Manning Brothers Fight Crime With Tight Spirals
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It looks like the NFL lockout has forced the Manning brothers to seek other employment. In an advertising campaign for DirecTV, Peyton and Eli Manning have teamed up to fight crime with nothing but their rocket arms and a couple …

DirecTV Petite Lap Giraffe Story Controversy
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If you ever need proof that truth is stranger than fiction, simply give this story a read. It tells of how a newspaper site ripped off a blog over a story concerning the legitimacy of DirecTV’s viral campaign regarding fictional …