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Intelsat 30 satellite successfully launched

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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

AT&T agrees US$48.5 billion buyout of DirecTV

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US telco AT&T has agreed to buy satellite pay TV operator DirecTV for a total equity value of US$48.5 billion (€35.4 billion), in a deal… Read more

AT&T eyes US$40bn DirecTV takeover: report

US telco has directly approached satellite pay TV firm DirecTV about a possible takeover, according to US reports. The Wall Street Journal reported ‘people familiar… Read more

Dish, DirecTV shares up on merger rumours

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Shares in US satellite pay TV companies DirecTV and Dish Networks have spiked after rumours of a merger between the pair emerged this week. Following… Read more

Cable’s ties that bind

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For pay TV operators, cord cutting is like a difficult breakup, but what can they do to win back the affections of wayward viewers, asks… Read more

Technicolor extends DirecTV set-top deal

French technology company Technicolor has signed a three-year extension to its deal with US satellite TV operator DirecTV.          Under the agreement,… Read more

Malone says cable companies should unite for Hulu bid

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US MSOs should join forces to make a bid for Hulu, according to Liberty Media boss John Malone. The influential media executive was speaking to… Read more

Race for Hulu narrows

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Two outright bidders remain in the battle to take control of Hulu with a third offering to take a stake in the business, according to… Read more