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AT&T could drop DirecTV deal if NFL doesn’t play ball

AT&T could drop DirecTV deal if NFL doesn’t play ball

A regulatory filing for the AT&T acquisition of DirecTV shows the deal could go pear-shaped if the NFL doesn’t play ball. Sunday Ticket, DirecTV’s popular NFL package, is up for renewal. If they can’t come up with an amicable new deal with the NFL, DirecTV and AT&T could go their separate ways.

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AT&T DirecTV buy confirmed

AT&T DirecTV buy confirmed

AT&T has inked a deal to buy DirectTV, the carrier has confirmed, spending $48.5bn to grab the pay TV service in what it says will be an unprecedented evolution in on-demand video. The agreement, a mixture of cash and stock, will be used to push non-cable broadband into new areas, as well as deliver premium TV content for whose who don't necessarily want traditional service.

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Sources on AT&T’s buyout of DirecTV: “the deal is done”

Sources on AT&T’s buyout of DirecTV: “the deal is done”

According to sources, the AT&T purchase of DirecTV is going to be announced tomorrow. Those familiar with the deal say it’s finalized, and just waiting on an announcement. Breaking news of the deal on a Sunday is odd, but the source of this may be even stranger.

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Dish eyeing T-Mobile, says DirecTV too expensive

Dish eyeing T-Mobile, says DirecTV too expensive

Dish Network, which is readying an Internet-based television service reportedly for a late summer launch, is eyeing T-Mobile, according to company chairman Charlie Ergen. During the company's Q1 earnings call today, Ergen also revealed that a DirecTV merger is too expensive at this point.

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AT&T tipped in DirecTV acquisition ambitions

AT&T tipped in DirecTV acquisition ambitions

According to "people familiar with the situation" that spoke to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T has talked to DirecTV about acquiring the company. Says one of these sources, this deal has followed the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, and DirecTV is reportedly receptive to the idea.

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DirecTV Wireless Genie Mini arrives sans wires

DirecTV Wireless Genie Mini arrives sans wires

DirecTV has launched its latest DVR, the Wireless Genie Mini, a product that offers exactly what its name suggests: connectivity, sans wires. The device has rolled out to customers in the United States, and is hailed as a solution to help decrease electronics clutter.

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DirecTV and Disney in talks over Internet TV rights

DirecTV and Disney in talks over Internet TV rights

Following confirmation that Dish Network and Disney penned an agreement that included Internet TV streaming rights, DirecTV has revealed that it is in talks with Disney over the same topic, trying to secure a license for providing Disney-owned channels on its own Internet streaming service.

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Roku to run Showtime Anytime app

Roku to run Showtime Anytime app

There’s an addition to the Roku lineup of apps this week, one that brings a wide variety of Showtime-based content to the smart TV system. This update brings the app called Showtime Anytime to Roku, this including TV series like Nurse Jackie and Dexter. This app includes a layout unique to Roku, one that serves up search and recently watched features atop a number of broad categories.

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DirecTV subscribers can now get HBO Go on Roku streaming devices

DirecTV subscribers can now get HBO Go on Roku streaming devices

If you are a DirecTV subscriber that has a Roku streaming set top box in your home, an announcement you may have been waiting on has been made. Roku has announced that DirecTV subscribers can now access HBO Go on its line of media streaming devices.

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Time Warner and DirecTV reportedly considering plan to avoid retransmission fees

Time Warner and DirecTV reportedly considering plan to avoid retransmission fees

According to sources who spoke to the folks at Bloomberg, both Time Warner Cable and DirecTV are contemplating adopting a free broadcast TV signals model similar to Aereo, which has been embroiled in a long legal case. Under such a business plan, both companies could avoid having to pay retransmission fees, saving astronomical amounts in fees. In addition, one source says Time Warner Cable is looking into buying Aereo.

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TiVo fighting DirecTV for Hulu analysts claim

TiVo fighting DirecTV for Hulu analysts claim

TiVo is tipped to be among the potential suitors for Hulu, with the DVR company said to be a rival to DirecTV who, in reports late last week, was described as in "very advanced stages" to acquire the on-demand service. The suggestion, from market intelligence firm StreetAccount, described TiVo's recent share price bump as on "follow-through from speculation on a Hulu acquisition", Zatz Not Funny reports.

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DirecTV buying Hulu source claims

DirecTV buying Hulu source claims

DirecTV will buy Hulu in a roughly billion-dollar deal, it's reported, with the acquisition in "very advanced stages" according to insiders familiar with the deal. The streaming provider has entertained interest from Time Warner Cable, Yahoo, and others over the past months, but is likely to settle on DirecTV as the new owner, sources tell PandoDaily, and a contract signed by the end of June.

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