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FTC charges DirecTV with fraud for misleading customers

FTC charges DirecTV with fraud for misleading customers

DirecTV has been charged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for misleading customers. The advertising in question was DirecTV's 12-month discount package. The plan was advertised as costing only $19.95, but obscured from customers was the fact that a 2-year contract was needed to get deal. Even more astounding is that the FTC alleges that DirecTV charged customers for premium channels after a 3-month trial period, and DirecTV never told customers that they needed to cancel these channels in order to avoid being charged automatically.

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DirecTV deal brings Disney content to your tablet

DirecTV deal brings Disney content to your tablet

While competitor Dish Network has been busy battling it out with various networks (and suffering more than a couple blackouts), DirecTV has been quietly working on its own deal, one announced just ahead of the holidays this week: a multi-year distribution deal with Disney that gives subscribers access to Disney Channel, ABC, and ESPN content on any Internet-connected device. This is part of Disney's TV Everywhere service, and was part of a renewal on a contract that was set to expire the end of this month.

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FCC asks AT&T to prove why they’re stalling on fiber

FCC asks AT&T to prove why they’re stalling on fiber

In response to the net neutrality kerfuffle currently being debated and discussed, the FCC is all ears to all sides. They are not, however, open to tactical positioning. In response to the yet-unresolved condition of reclassification for ISPs, which would provide the FCC with additional oversight, AT&T announced they would hold off on investing domestically, including their rollout of fiber-optic cable. Now, the FCC wants to know why AT&T is being pragmatic, and wants them to prove their point.

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DirecTV-ready Samsung TVs will get 4K content

DirecTV-ready Samsung TVs will get 4K content

DirecTV has started pushing their 4K content out, and it probably looks amazing. All those pixels flying around ont he screen, we’re sure it’s phenomenal. Your favorite movies streamed to you at four-times the resolution of 1080p? It is likely the coolest thing you’d ever see. Unfortunately, you probably won’t get to see that content, even if you’re a DirecTV subscriber. The 4K content is meant for Samsung TV owners. More specifically, those who own a 2014 Samsung Ultra HD TV that’s “DirecTV-ready”.

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DirecTV Sunday Ticket without satellite? It’s coming

DirecTV Sunday Ticket without satellite? It’s coming

DirecTV has one feature that sets them apart in Sunday Ticket. The add-on service, which gives you access to more football than you could possibly watch in a day, likely keeps many subscribers hanging on. It seems the service may go into standalone mode for the desktop or mobile device.

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Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish has come out in opposition to the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. Speaking to the FCC, the satellite provider says the deal presents “serious competitive concerns” for the industry. They also don’t see how any damage would be mitigated or reversed.

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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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