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AT&T / DirecTV Deal Gets Thumbs Up from FCC, with Conditions

AT&T / DirecTV Deal Gets Thumbs Up from FCC, with Conditions

After “careful, thorough review,” the Federal Communications Commission has given AT&T and green light to acquire DirecTV. The combined entity will boast about 26 million customers. Say hello to the new largest pay TV company in the US. The approval didn’t come without conditions, however. Here are all of the conditions the FCC placed on AT&T. They involve the expansions …

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AT&T, DirecTV Merger Reportedly Nearing Approval

AT&T, DirecTV Merger Reportedly Nearing Approval

It appears to be smooth sailing for AT&T in its acquisition of DirecTV, as the merger has reportedly cleared one major hurdle and is about to clear the last. Reuters reports that the Department of Justice has already wrapped up its review of the deal. Bloomberg says that the DoJ imposed no conditions on the mega-merger. AT&T first agreed to …

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

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 with their respective reviews, and they are both unlikely to block the deal. AT&T agreed to acquire DirecTV for nearly …

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Netflix Doesn’t Like the AT&T/DirecTV Merger

If AT&T’s proposed merger of DirecTV is approved, it would create the largest pay-TV provider in the country. And according to Netflix, the merger in its current form is bad for everyone. The streaming company has written a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, urging it to reject the merger “as currently proposed.” “The proposed merger would make AT&T the …

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AT&T Officially Buying DirecTV For Nearly $50 Billion

After weeks of rumor and speculation, AT&T has officially announced that it will acquire DirecTV in a stock-and-cash transaction for $95 per share based on AT&T’s Friday closing price, putting it at $48.5 billion. The deal will still face regulator approval, but it has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both companies. It will be reviewed by …

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AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away

Earlier this month, reports indicated that AT&T was considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal that would be worth at least $40 billion. The merger would create a entity that would serve roughly 26 million subscribers. At the time, there was no indication on how far along the talks were, but sources said that DirectTV was open to deal. Now, The …

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AT&T Said To Seek DirecTV Acquisition

First Comcast and Time Warner proposed a merger, which is still going through the regulatory rounds. Now, according to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T is considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal it says would be worth at least $40 billion. The report cites people familiar with the situation. WSJ’s Shalini Ramachandran and Thomas Gryta report: The approach has come since …

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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 provider of NFL Sunday Ticket, which gives football fans access to every NFL game live, is set to expire at …

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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 has a strong television deal. The development of conference channels also became a vogue thing to do, with, most notably, …

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Peyton & Eli Manning Rap, Mock Alexander Graham Bell’s Death In New DirecTV Ad

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 surprised. Also, Eli doesn’t care what Alexander Graham Bell thinks, because he’s dead. I would imagine we’ll be seeing a …

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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 customers. Customers who subscribe to the channels can use the Starz Play and Encore Play apps for iPhone, iPad and …

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DirecTV Customers Not The Only Ones To Lose Viacom Programming

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 its shows from its sites, to all viewers, so now even people that aren’t DirecTV customers no longer have convenient …

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