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  • AT&T's U-verse Tries to Lure Subscribers By Warning of Comcast-TWC Merger

    Getting in a dig at competitors Comcast and Time Warner Cable and their impending merger, AT&T's U-verse has sent postcard mailers to prospective customers by warning that "the two cable companies with some of the poorest overall customer satisfaction...
  • AT&T Expects DirecTV Deal to Cut TV Programming Costs by At Least 20%

    AT&T shed more light on the cost synergies -- and new revenue opportunities -- that it expects to realize through its takeover of DirecTV, including shaving down programming costs by 20% or more. The telco has said it expects to save $1.6 billion per...
  • Is there such a thing as a 'pro-consumer' merger?

    The proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV, along with the Comcast-Time Warner Cable combination in the works, will enable two very large companies to become even bigger. ("AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape," May 18) The...
  • T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon rolling out VoLTE: What is it?

    T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon rolling out VoLTE: What is it?
    T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have separately announced the launch of VoLTE, the latest in wireless networks. But what exactly is it and how will it affect consumers? Here's a quick guide: VoLTE stands for Voice-over-LTE, and essentially, it is a...
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  • AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs

    For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates. The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
  • AT&T gets scrutiny. NBCU on a roll. 'Raging Bull' fight continues.

    AT&T gets scrutiny. NBCU on a roll. 'Raging Bull' fight continues.
    After the coffee. Before opening a week's worth of mail. The Skinny: I worked at home last Friday and yesterday so today marks my first time back at the office since before upfront week. I hope I remember where the building is and where to park. Today's...
  • AT&T, DirecTV Customer-Satisfaction Ratings Fall But Comcast and TW Cable Fare Far Worse

    America's pay-TV subscribers have grown unhappier over the past year with their providers, as their bills continue to climb. And with two megadeals in play -- AT&T's bid for DirecTV, and Comcast's takeover of Time Warner Cable -- customer satisfaction...
  • House, Senate lawmakers promise review of AT&T-DirecTV deal

    House, Senate lawmakers promise review of AT&T-DirecTV deal
    Congressional lawmakers said Monday they would review AT&T Corp.'s planned purchase of DirecTV Group Inc., with a House committee already promising a hearing "to ensure that consumers’ interests are protected in an increasingly consolidated...
  • AT&T Will Retain U-verse TV, Won't Force Customers to Switch to DirecTV

    AT&T will not force U-verse TV customers to take DirecTV service, if the telco's $67 billion deal for the satcaster goes through, CFO John Stephens said. "Customers will have their choice," said Stephens, speaking at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and...
  • Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV

    A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition. Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...