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

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


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