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Aereo Presses the Pause Button World Cup fans must find alternatives to watch noon match

With the Supreme Court on Wednesday effectively putting the kibosh on Aereo's streaming service, CEO Chet Kanojia announced that at 11:30 a.m. today Aereo would "pause operations temporarily" until it…

June 28, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

Kevin Byrnes, VP of Ad Sales, on the Launch of Newsmax Fledgling news net taps Golf Channel vet

Newsmax, a conservative news site that specializes in media watchdogging, is turning into a full-blown cable network—or rather, a satellite network. The new net launches June 16 in DirecTV's 20…

June 5, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

Twitter Fans Make DirecTV's New 'Get Rid of Cable' Ad One of the Bleakest Yet Putting all that negativity to work

When you leave people to their own devices, they tend to get nihilistic. When they get nihilistic, they make darkly comic scripts for DirecTV. Case in point: the satellite-TV company's Twitter-sourced…

April 29, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

Marionette Wives Feel Pretty Insecure in an Age of Wireless DirecTV Grey's odd new ads

If DirecTV is trying to position its Wireless Genie Mini device as a high-tech toy for doofy bros who view women as puppets—mission accomplished! Perhaps that's a tad harsh or too…

April 15, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT

DirecTV Turns to Fans for 'Cable Effects' Ad Satellite TV provider asks public for their stories

Fed up with cable? DirecTV wants to hear your frustration. The satellite TV provider is asking fans for suggestions for its new "Cable Effects" storyline. A panel of judges will review…

April 14, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

Diller: Aereo Is ‘Finished’ If It Loses Supreme Court Battle Should it prevail, the company will expand to top U.S. markets

Should Aereo lose its impending U.S. Supreme Court case, backer Barry Diller believes it’ll be game over for the upstart distributor. Speaking to anchor Erik Schatzker during an appearance on Bloomberg…

April 2, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Dish-Disney Carriage Deal Disables the Hopper Many concessions in long-term distribution pact

Six months after the expiration of their joint carriage deal, the Walt Disney Co. and Dish Network have agreed to a long-term pact that will not only keep ABC, ESPN…

March 4, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

DirecTV Keeps Plugging Away at NFL Sunday Ticket Renewal Satellite TV giant looks to retain exclusive rights to package

DirecTV continues to plug away at a deal that would allow it to retain the exclusive rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package, but the satellite-TV giant said it has…

February 20, 2014, 7:21 PM EST

The Number of Blacked-Out NFL Games Dropped From 16 Last Season to Just 2 Threat of FCC, legislative action seem to be working

Fans and policy advocates fighting to end the NFL’s sports blackout rule may have already won—even if the rule is still on the books. The number of blacked-out football games went…

January 27, 2014, 9:37 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Life Gets Even Worse for Cable Customers in DirecTV's New Horror Stories Campaign's third year

It's been two years since DirecTV and Grey New York launched their "Cable Effects" ad campaign, detailing the strange and terrible fates that can befall cable customers. In that time,…

January 8, 2014, 1:20 PM EST

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