DirecTV launches 4K set-top

DirecTV's existing Genie box

US pay TV operator DirecTV, now owned by AT&T, has launched its first 4K ultra HD set-top box, the 4K Genie Mini. The box, which… Read more

US pay TV providers lose 470,000 subs in Q2

Bruce Leichtman

The 13 largest pay TV providers in the US, representing roughly 95% of the market, lost around 470,000 net video subscribers in the second quarter,… Read more

AT&T completes DirecTV acquisition

Randall Stephenson

AT&T has completed its US$49 billion (€45 billion) acquisition of DirecTV following approval of the deal by the FCC. The acquisition makes AT&T the largest… Read more

Netflix wants AT&T/DirecTV merger in current form

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Streaming service Netflix has urged regulators to stop the merger of satellite broadcaster DirecTV and US telco AT&T in its current proposed form. In a… Read more

Global pay TV market grew by 4% last year

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The global pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% last year, though there was a slower increase in revenues due to “weak… Read more

DirecTV gets 4K boost with new satellite launch

US and Latin American satellite TV provider DirecTV is gaining extra capacity to deliver 4K content, following the launch of its DirecTV 14 satellite over… Read more

US pay TV losses rise in third quarter

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The 13 top US pay TV operators lost 150,000 TV subscribers in the third quarter, compared with a loss of only 25,000 for the same… Read more

Intelsat 30 satellite successfully launched


Intelsat has successfully launched its new Intelsat 30 satellite from French Guiana, the firm announced yesterday.  Intelsat 30 is the first of two new hybrid… Read more

AT&T-DirecTV deal could spur more consolidation

Analysts have said the AT&T deal for DirecTV will help the merged entity mitigate the rising cost of content and could also spur further industry… Read more

US multichannel video providers have best quarter in two years

The US multichannel video industry had its “best quarter in two years” with cable providers experiencing the fewest video losses in any quarter in the… Read more