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Entertainment, Media and Communications Deals Hit $74 Billion in Q2 PwC credits the rise of the megadeal

The entertainment, media and communications (EMC) sector reached $74 billion in deal volume in the second quarter, up $67 billion from the same time last year. PwC this week released its…

August 21, 2014, 11:37 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

NFL Sunday Ticket Is Linchpin of AT&T, DirecTV Deal Renewal of must-have content and exclusive rights required for merger

DirecTV's rights to NFL Sunday Ticket—a football package that gives subscribers access to every NFL game that plays on Sunday—is so important that it is a key clause in the…

May 19, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

AT&T Deal to Buy DirecTV Rocks Telecom, Media Universe Mega-deal joins Comcast-Time Warner Cable on regulators' docket

The AT&T deal to buy DirecTV is officially only a couple hours old, but it's already shaking up the telecom and media industry and causing consumer groups to fret. Announced shortly…

May 18, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

AT&T in Talks to Acquire DirecTV $50 billion deal could close within weeks

DirecTV and AT&T are in talks to merge, with AT&T taking a stake in the smaller company in a deal composed of both cash and shares, according to multiple reports. Stock…

May 12, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

5 Great Shows You Can’t See on Linear TV Yes, they're as good as television

If you're promoting or buying programming during this year's Digital Content NewFronts, one question you'll inevitably hear from clients is: "Yes, it's good—but is it as good as television?" Every…

April 27, 2014, 8:27 PM 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

House Subcommittee Sends Reauthorization of Satellite Bill to Full Committee GOP and Dems worked out differences except on joint sales agreements

With a few tweaks, the House communications and technology subcommittee advanced a bill that reauthorizes the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act for five years. The bill now goes to…

March 25, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

GSN Greenlights 4 New Series as Advertiser List Grows Network hints at online originals at its Upfront

Game Show Network (GSN) is evidently crushing it with advertisers, so it has greenlit four new series for this year with the goal of further increasing female viewership. For instance, there's…

March 18, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

Broadcasters Quash Proposal to Change Basic Tier Rule [Updated] Draft bill won't kick broadcasters off

Update: Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the communications and technology subcommittee, on Thursday released a discussion draft to reauthorize the law that allows satellite providers to carry distant TV signals…

March 6, 2014, 7:32 AM EST

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