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Netflix Asks FCC to Reject AT&T/DirecTV Merger

by Helen Vince

Netflix has asked the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject the planned merger of AT&T and DirecTV, unless its competitive concerns about the deal are addressed. The company said it does not object …

Tags:AT&T| DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Netflix| Vol 22 - Issue 19

DirecTV Churn Falls to Six-Year Low

by Tom Allen

DirecTV’s fiscal Q1 results show that 279,000 net subscribers were added in the quarter. The company enjoyed its lowest Q1 churn rate in six years.

Tags:DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 19

FCC Postpones Review of US TV Mergers

by Tom Allen

A review of Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable and AT&T’s of DirecTV has been postponed by the FCC, says the Wall Street Journal. The delay is dependent on a court decision related to …

Tags:AT&T| Comcast| DirecTV| FCC| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Time Warner| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 12

US Pay-TV Sees Low Growth in 2014

by Tom Allen

The 10 top US pay-TV operators lost 20,600 subscribers collectively in Q4’14, according to Informitiv’s Multiscreen Index. This compares to a loss of 45,000 in Q3. Despite these results, the companies gained 82,000 subscribers …

Tags:AT&T| Comcast| DirecTV| Dish Network| Large Display Monitor| Netflix| Pay TV| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 10

DirecTV Warns Over OTT Margins

by Tom Allen

DirecTV added 149,000 subscribers in Q4’14, the company has said, ending the year with 20.35 million US subscribers. 903,000 subscribers joined the company in Latin America. CEO Mike White cautioned that OTT margins are …

Tags:DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| LATAM| UltraHD (4KTV)| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 09

DirecTV Market Share Shifts Regions

by Tom Allen

The DirecTV group will end 2015 with a higher number of pay-TV subscribers in Latin American than in the USA for the first time, according to research from Dataxis. As of Q3’14, US customers …

Tags:DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| LATAM| Satellite| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 06

Deluxe Steps Up Role in 4K-UHD Delivery Ecosystem

by Chris Chinnock

HD content today is delivered to a dizzying array of devices in a multitude of formats. While we are not there yet for the delivery of UHD-4k content, many of the same technologies and …

Tags:DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| Netflix| Samsung| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| UltraHD & 4K| VOD in UltraHD & 4K| Vol 22 - Issue 06

DirecTV Boosts UltraHD

by Raverstead

A DirecTV satellite has been launched that will deliver UltraHD programming across the USA. DirecTV 14 will begin operation in Q2’15, using the Reverse Band Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) spectrum.

Tags:4k| DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| UltraHD| Vol 21 - Issue 49

DirecTV’s VoD Service is a Samsung-Exclusive

by Raverstead

An UltraHD VoD service has been launched by DirecTV in the USA. The service includes new film releases and documentaries, including Forrest Gump, Star Trek (2009) and Amistad. Customers require a DirecTV Genie HD …

Tags:4k| DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| USA| VOD in UltraHD & 4K| Vol 21 - Issue 48

DirecTV Firming up Plans for 4K-UHD Service

by Raverstead

According to a transcript of the earning call for DirecTV provided by TheStreet, the company will soon begin offering an UltraHD video on demand (VOD) service by the end of the year. In 2015, …

Tags:DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| VOD in UltraHD & 4K| Vol 21 - Issue 45

Direct TV Starts 4K Broadcasts This Year

by Norbert Hildebrand Don't Use

4K –¬†Direct TV has announced that they are planning on starting 4K or UltraHD TV broadcasts this year. Via Satellite, a publication focusing completely on the satellite broadcast sector, interviewed Michael White, chairman, president …

Tags:4k| DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| Vol 21 - Issue 48