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  • 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?

    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...
  • CES 2014 Live: T-Mobile CEO, booted from AT&T party, needles host

    CES 2014 Live: T-Mobile CEO, booted from AT&T party, needles host
    T-Mobile loves to pick on AT&T. T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere, who crashed and was kicked out of an AT&T party Monday, took the stage at the Venetian on Wednesday with some choice words for the rival carrier. In an appearance laced with...
  • AT&T Hangs Up On 'American Idol' Sponsorship

    AT&T is cutting its longstanding ties with Fox's "American Idol," severing a sponsorship that has lasted 12 years, while the program grapples with ratings declines and age. "We've been proud to be a part of this groundbreaking TV series for the past 12...
  • Ding dong, AT&T calling: Coping with door-to-door salespeople

    Shirley gets her phone service from AT&T. The company's telemarketers badger her frequently to bundle in Internet and video service. That's annoying enough. But what's really driving Shirley nuts is that AT&T has been sending salespeople to her home...
  • AT&T expands 4G LTE coverage in Harford

    As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T said it has upgraded six mobile Internet cell sites in Harford County to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses. The upgrades include four sites along...