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Ad of the Day: DirecTV Enlists Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe, Its Most Pitiful Rob Lowe Yet Cable sure does strange things to people

Rob Lowe keeps sinking in DirecTV's campaign. Having already been introduced to Creepy Rob Lowe and Less Attractive Rob Lowe, now we get to meet Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe. Like his…

October 17, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT

AT&T Has to Pay $105 Million for Overcharging Customers A settlement, not a fine

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler held a press conference alongside colleagues from the Federal Trade Commission and the states attorneys general today to publicly reprimand AT&T for "cramming"—adding fees…

October 8, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

This Agency Gets 90% of Its Business Through Referrals DXagency makes sweepstakes and contests for big-name clients like HBO

Specs Who (from left) Izzy the dog, employee relations; Michael Dub, partner; Sandy Rubinstein, CEO; Benjamin Hordell, partner What Agency Where Edgewater, N.J. Indie shop DXagency happily reports that 90 percent of its business…

September 22, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT

NFL Has a Lot of Leverage in Negotiating TV Deals Networks forced to play by NFL's rules or go home

When the NFL negotiated with TV networks on the rights to broadcast eight "Thursday Night Football" games this season, the contract stipulated that term was only for one year, that…

September 4, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT

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

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