Mediaset strikes deal to launch international channel on DirecTV


Mediaset has struck a deal with US telecom and pay TV operator AT&T to include its international channel, Mediaset Italia, in DirecTV’s satellite offering. The… Read more

US satellite TV operators suffer ‘biggest ever losses in Q2’

Bruce Leichtman

US satellite TV providers DirecTV and Dish suffered more combined subscriber losses in Q2 2017 than in any previous quarter, according to Leichtman Research Group… Read more

Piracy is ‘number three’ TV player in Latin America


The level of pay TV piracy in Latin America means that illicit consumption of content is effectively the ‘number three player’ in the market behind… Read more

AT&T reportedly planning new role for CEO in post-merger reorganisation

Randall Stephenson

AT&T is to follow up its US$85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner with a management overhaul that will see AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson drop his… Read more

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