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Apple TV to Be Called iTV, Could Google TV Eventually Expand to DirecTV?
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Apple’s TV project has been renamed iTV, according to a report from Engadget, and it will run apps, much like the iPhone/iPad. Joshua Topolsky says, "it’s unclear if there will be cross-pollination between iPad and iPhone / iPod touch offerings and new Apple TV applications." It will apparently cost $99, but it reportedly won’t be able to handle 1080i or 1080p video.

Google In Ad Deal with DirecTV
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DirecTV and Google have entered into an ad sales partnership involving Google TV ads, the companies said today.

Under the deal, Google will become the sales representative for a broad selection of advertising inventory on several networks carried on DirecTV.

Could Hulu Potentially Harm Quality TV Shows?

There’s just one problem with the chart below:

Clearwire Partners With Satellite TV Companies

Clearwire Corporation has entered into a distribution agreement with DIRECTV and EchoStar Communications.

 

Clearwire Finds Partners
Clearwire Finds Partners
New Advertising Deals for Google and Yahoo

Google is brokering a deal with DirecTV for broadcast ads. (Techmeme)

Google To Lobby FCC About Spectrum Auctions

Google, Yahoo, and eBay have enlisted satellite carriers EchoStar and DirecTV to help them lobby the Federal Communications Commission about keeping a close eye on how spectrum auctions are conducted. The alliance aims to put tighter reins on incumbent last mile providers of broadband access.

The last mile and who controls it has been a mounting concern among the major "network-less" players like Google, Yahoo, and eBay. The concern rises from suspicion of the telecommunications industry, and its control over chokepoints.

DIRECTV President Leaves Company

The DIRECTV Group announced that Mitch Stern, president and CEO of DIRECTV is leaving the company, effective today.