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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

FTC Approves Nielsen Acquisition of Arbitron Deal subject to conditions

The Federal Trade Commission on Friday gave Nielsen Holdings the necessary clearance to acquire Arbitron. Subject to standard closing conditions, the deal is now expected to close on Sept. 30. Per…

September 20, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT

Editor's Letter: Heat Seekers Adweek's Hot List continues to evolve and expand to reflect the industry

Invariably, like the change of seasons or perhaps a migration of birds south, the calls start coming in May: “Have you started to work on the Hot List yet?” In covering…

September 1, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

Dish's Marketing Strategy Goes Big With Southwest Airlines Push Aggressive MSO boosts controversial Hopper with Sling

If you're on a Southwest Airlines flight between now and New Year's Eve, you're going to see a lot of Dish Network. The company logo will be on the waiting…

July 3, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

DirecTV Goes Trolling With Grey and Noam Murro Inside the monstrous new spot

IDEA: Lovable monsters have a proud history, from Shrek to Sesame Street. DirecTV adds another to the mix in a cinematic new spot from Grey, New York, one of three…

June 25, 2013, 12:19 AM EDT

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