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

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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

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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

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