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  • AT&T, DirecTV Deal Details Emerge as CEOs Sell Merger Benefits

    AT&T has been laying the track for expanding its pay TV service for the past few years, and that effort will now be turbo-charged with its $67 billion pact to acquire DirecTV. That was the message sent Monday morning by AT&T chairman-CEO Randall...
  • Dish Will Turn Eyes to Wireless, After AT&T-DirecTV Strands It at Pay-TV Dance

    Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen is the odd man out at the M&A poker table, and the only big cards he's left holding point to a future play in wireless. With AT&T's proposed $67 billion bid for DirecTV, Dish "loses both of its best exit options,"...
  • Meet DirecTV's New Boss: AT&T Chief Randall Stephenson

    The architect of AT&T's takeover of DirecTV is an Oklahoma native who first joined Ma Bell two years before the federal government broke up the telephone giant's monopoly in 1984. AT&T chairman-CEO Randall Stephenson is routinely described in press...
  • Broadcasters, Small Cable Operators Join Critics of AT&T-DirecTV Deal

    There was little doubt that AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV would draw opposition from many quarters in media and entertainment. Media watchdog groups were quick to weigh in with statements of concern about more large-scale media assets passing...
  • 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...
  • Is there such a thing as a 'pro-consumer' merger?

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A cacophony of woe over indecipherable AT&T bill

    A cacophony of woe over indecipherable AT&T bill
    In "The Sound of Music," Charmian Carr played the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, the one who sings "Sixteen Going on Seventeen." Carr is now 71 and she's going on about AT&T. "I just don't understand their billing," she told me, exasperated....