Starz strikes deal with DirecTV streaming service


Starz has inked a deal with AT&T’s DirecTV that will see its channels launch on the pay TV platform’s streaming service. Lionsgate-owned Starz has been… Read more

AT&T launches mobile-skewed OTT service DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now

AT&T will launch its much-anticipated OTT TV service DirecTV Now tomorrow, along with two other streaming options – FreeVIEW and Fullscreen. DirecTV Now, which like… Read more

FCC warns AT&T on ‘zero-rating’ DirecTV Now


The US communications regulator, the FCC, has warned AT&T that it is concerned about its plans for the DirecTV Now streaming service. DirecTV, which is… Read more

LatAm pay TV subscriber numbers to reach 83.6m


The number of pay TV subscribers in Latin America is tipped to climb from 72.02 million by end-2016 to 83.56 million by 2021, according to… Read more

AT&T to take DirecTV over-the-top


AT&T has announced plans to make its DirecTV available over-the-top on smartphones, tablets and other smart devices later this year. The service provider is due… Read more

Discovery poaches digital boss from DirecTV

Karen Leever

Discovery Communications has hired Karen Leever as its new executive VP, digital media. She joins the non-fiction channels giant from US pay TV platform DirecTV.… Read more

DirecTV weighs in to Virtual Reality space with boxing app

DirecTV Logo

US pay TV operator DirecTV has launched its first Virtual Reality (VR) app, designed to give boxing fans “a ringside seat” with immersive fight highlights.… Read more

Top pay TV operators to add 200 million subscriptions

Digital TV ResearchTHUMB

The world’s top 338 operators across 89 countries will increase their pay TV subscriptions by 200 million between 2014 and 2020, according to a new… Read more

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