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  • AT&T buys DirecTV! 'Godzilla' is an unstoppable force.

    AT&T buys DirecTV! 'Godzilla' is an unstoppable force.
    After the coffee. Before having to cover yet another merger. The Skinny: So much for a relaxing weekend recovering from upfronts and New York City. Instead I spent Saturday and Sunday writing about AT&T buying DirecTV. I have a hunch I'll be doing that...
  • AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape

    AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape
    AT&T is acquiring satellite broadcaster DirecTV for nearly $49 billion, the latest in a series of big deals that are transforming the media and telecommunications landscape. The purchase will turn AT&T into a massive player in the pay-television space...
  • 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...
  • The Dodgers TV debacle shows the peril in the AT&T/DirecTV deal

    The Dodgers TV debacle shows the peril in the AT&T/DirecTV deal
    My colleagues Jim Peltz and Bill Plaschke both reviewed the ongoing fiasco of the Dodgers' TV rights deal this weekend. Both came to the same conclusion--that it's a disaster for the ball club and for the fans. Frankly, who could look at the facts and...
  • FCC says cable rates continue to rise

    FCC says cable rates continue to rise
    Cable bills are continuing to rise, according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission. The average monthly price for expanded basic service was $64.41 in 2012, a 5.1% increase over 2011, the regulatory agency said. The Consumer Price...
  • Even tough Net neutrality rules wouldn't 'regulate the Internet'

    Even tough Net neutrality rules wouldn't 'regulate the Internet'
    The most vocal opponents of the Net neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission put out for public comment on May 15 have been the critics who say the rules won't actually assure the Net's neutrality. But the draft has also drawn a searing...
  • 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...
  • New FCC Policy Proposal Turns Up Volume on Net Neutrality Fight

    Just outside the FCC's rather nondescript offices on the southwest side of the National Mall last week, chairman Tom Wheeler met on the sidewalk with the handful of protesters who had been camping out there, carrying picket signs urging the agency not...