Tag: DirecTV

AT&T Employees Allegedly Pressured By Managers To Sell DirecTV Now Using Unethical Sales Tactics

Former AT&T employees revealed that they were pressured by managers to use questionable tactics to sell subscriptions to the company's streaming service DirecTV Now. They claim that the unethical sales tactics led to consumers paying for unexpected charges.

Business Tech June 27, 2018

DirecTV Now Is Getting Beefier With Cloud DVR And New UI

A new announcement made by AT&T confirmed the arrival of its promised Cloud DVR service for DirecTV. The new update will allow users to record up to 20 hours of content and access them remotely with its new UI on iOS and tvOS.

Business Tech May 20, 2018

T-Mobile Offering Free Hulu To Customers Switching From AT&T

T-Mobile will offer a free year of Hulu to customers who switched over to the carrier from AT&T. The free service is being offered because of the failure of DirecTV Now to provide quality service.

Business Tech January 26, 2017

Unlocked LeEco Le Pro3 And Le S3 To Hit Amazon, Best Buy And Target On Dec. 1

LeEco's Le Pro3 and Le S3 smartphones will be available in the United States via Amazon, Best Buy, Target and the company's own website. Both handsets pack in impressive features that could impress many customers this holiday season.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 30, 2016

FCC Says AT&T's 'Zero Rating' DirecTV Plans May Be Violating Net Neutrality Rules

AT&T has been asked to officially respond to the charge that its Sponsored Data program involving DirecTV unfairly disadvantages competitors. FCC cited that it could constitute a violation of the net neutrality rule.

Internet November 11, 2016

AT&T Now Lets You Watch DirecTV On Your Mobile Device Without Worrying About Data Cap

AT&T users can watch DirecTV on mobile devices without affecting data allowance. Customers need a DirecTV subscription and DirecTV app to benefit from the service.

Internet September 8, 2016

AT&T Offers Select DirecTV Customers Free iPhone 6s And 50 Percent Off On Up To 5 Additional iPhone 6s Units

AT&T has launched a new promotion that offers a free iPhone 6s unit to DirecTV subscribers. The next five iPhone 6s units to be acquired by the customer will then be sold at 50 percent off.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2016

AT&T Offers Two-Year Guaranteed Pricing For DirecTV Bundles

AT&T is offering two-year guaranteed pricing for new DirecTV subscriptions when bundled with other services of the company. A triple play subscription will allow customers to save up to 40 percent, the company says.

Business April 12, 2016

AT&T Announces New DirecTV Video Streaming Services: No Annual Contracts, Satellite Dishes Or Set-Top Boxes Needed

AT&T announced that DirecTV will be launching three Internet streaming TV services later in the year. The planned products show AT&T trying to break away from the traditional cable and satellite TV model.

Internet March 2, 2016

AT&T Announces New Unlimited Plan, But Only For Some Subscribers

AT&T has announced a new unlimited plan, aiming to convince more customers to choose its wireless and TV offerings. The plan is not exactly cheap, and it's only for DirecTV and AT&T U-verse customers, so here's the deal.

Internet January 12, 2016

DirecTV To Begin Broadcasting In 4K In 'Early 2016'

DirecTV has announced that it will begin broadcasting content in 4K starting in early 2016. The news comes as the competition heats up when it comes to 4K content, and DirecTV says that it wants to offer 4K content earlier than its competitors.

Internet December 1, 2015

Samsung Galaxy View With 18.4-inch Display To Launch On AT&T For $99 With Major Catches (Video)

AT&T has announced it will offer the 18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View to its customers. The tablet goes on sale on Nov. 20 and comes with a $99.99 price tag and some major catches to get that price.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 18, 2015

AT&T Restructures Into Four Divisions, Incurs $1.1B Writedown In Venezuelan DirecTV Assets

AT&T, which will be restructuring its operating segments from three to four, is still expecting growth on its full-year adjusted profit and revenue despite a $1.1 billion writedown on Venezuelan assets of recently acquired DirecTV.

Business October 17, 2015

AT&T Starts Selling the LG G Pad X 10.1 With DirecTV App On Sept. 4 For $350

LG’s new 10.1-inch tablet makes its way to the United States, with AT&T as the sole distributor. Here is what the LG G Pad X 10.1 has to offer.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 1, 2015

Sprint Offers One-Year Free Wireless Service to DirecTV Subscribers In A Bold Swipe At AT&T

Sprint is taking a direct aim at AT&T by offering a year’s worth of free cellular service to all customers of DirecTV, which AT&T just bought for nearly $50 billion.

Business August 29, 2015

DirecTV Launches The 4K Genie Mini For 4K Video

DirecTV has launched a new set-top box called the 4K Genie Mini, designed for users to stream 4K content to their TV. Unfortunately, it seems as though the selection of content is, so far, rather limited, and the box only allows for the streaming of 4K content offered by DirecTV.

Internet August 19, 2015

AT&T Offers DirecTV Customers $500 In Credits If They Switch: Here Are The Details

AT&T has another deal that makes use of its recent $49 billion acquisition. For a limited time, eligible DirecTV customers can save $500 on their wireless bills when they switch to AT&T.

Business August 11, 2015

AT&T Offers First DirecTV Bundle Of $200 Monthly TV And Wireless Service: Here Are The Details

The new bundle, made possible by AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV, covers the whole United States and presents annual savings of $600 or more over the first 12 months of the promotional price of the bundle.

Business August 4, 2015

FCC Finally Blesses AT&T, DirecTV $49 Billion Union

The FCC has approved AT&T's roughly $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV. It shouldn't have taken as long as it did, says the FCC.

Business July 27, 2015

AT&T Seals DirecTV Acquisition After FCC Approval

AT&T has closed its acquisition of DirecTV after receiving approval for the deal from the FCC. AT&T agreed to a number of requirements from the FCC to close the deal, including better serving low-income areas.

Deals July 24, 2015

Justice Department, FCC Chairman Show Thumbs Up To AT&T-DirecTV Merger

The U.S. Justice Department and Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, have given their approval to the pending merger of AT&T and DirecTV.

Business July 22, 2015

The NFL-DirecTV $12 Billion Deal Is Under Attack By Class-Action Antitrust Lawsuit

A complaint deems it's unfair to make bars pay $2,314 for the 2015 NFL season so their patrons could enjoy out-of-market games via the Sunday Ticket package.

Movies/TV Shows July 14, 2015

AT&T Willing To Abide By New Net Neutrality Rules: Why? Because DirecTV

AT&T so far fought the FCC's new net neutrality rules, but may have a change of heart. The company is expected to reach an agreement with this FCC to close its $49 billion DirecTV acquisition.

Business June 3, 2015

Netflix Wants FCC To Block AT&T And DirecTV Merger: Here's Why

The FCC has released documents showing that officials from Netflix met with the FCC to discuss the streaming service's concerns over the impending merger between AT&T and DirecTV.

Business May 7, 2015

Say Buh-Bye To Rob Lowe Creepy DirecTV Ads

Apparently, the ads were too much for one major cable provider, who went to the Better Business Bureau to get the ads out.

Business April 9, 2015

DirecTV, Disney Ink New Multiyear Distribution Deal

DirecTV, the leader in the satellite TV industry, is the final major pay-TV company to sign up for the 'TV Everywhere' service of Disney. The terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

Deals December 27, 2014

FCC Locks Horns with AT&T Over Delayed Fiber Optic Cable Rollout in 100 Cities

AT&T has gotten the FCC's attention after indicating that it could scale back plans to roll out fiber optic lines in 100 cities. Scaling back network upgrades could have a negative impact on AT&T's bid to acquire DirecTV.

Legal November 17, 2014

Feds in holding pattern on major telecom merger proposals

The FCC has paused its review of mergers between Comcast and Time Warner and between AT&T and DirecTV. The move suggests that the review process may take longer than previously expected.

Legal October 22, 2014

DirecTV shareholders unanimously approves AT&T takeover

The shareholders of DirecTV have overwhelmingly approved the acquisition of the company by AT&T. DirecTV CEO Mike White expects the deal to close in early April, amid ongoing investigations.

Deals September 27, 2014

State attorneys general look into AT&T, DirecTV merger

State attorneys general are probing into AT&T’s proposed takeover of DirecTV. The $48.5 billion proposed merger has raised several concerns on the violation of antitrust laws.

Deals September 14, 2014

Political TV ads will soon know your voting records

Political TV ads will begin sending personalized campaign ads to about 20 million DirecTV and Dish Network customers using sold voter data.

Internet Culture August 26, 2014

AT&T gets DOJ approval to merge with DirecTV

AT&T has reportedly been given the go-ahead by the Department of Justice on a proposed merger with DirecTV. Now the company is waiting on the FCC for final approval of the $49 billion deal.

Deals August 26, 2014

Dish revenue up, subscriber loss down

Dish Network is reporting an increase in second quarter revenue as the company has been able to keep a number of subscribers. The report is better than expected for the satellite television operator.

Business August 6, 2014

ESPN strikes a deal with DirecTV, SEC Network will reach 87 million homes

ESPN and DirecTV have reached an agreement that will bring the SEC Network to 87 million homes. The network's first broadcasted football game will be on Aug. 28, featuring Texas A&M and South Carolina.

Business Tech August 5, 2014

NFL Sunday Ticket offered without satellite contract but it won't be cheap

DirecTV will be offering NFL Sunday Ticket to users without DirecTV satellite TV accounts. However, there is no discount for streaming-only versions of the service.

Apps/Software July 18, 2014

Dish Network points to harmful results of Comcast-TWC deal, urges FCC to stop deal

Dish Network wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block the Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal. Dish points at harmful effects of the deal on smaller players in the market.

Business July 10, 2014

FCC readies review teams for proposed telecom mergers

The FCC is preparing two teams to review the plans for AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner mergers. Several advocacy groups are opposed to the mergers.

Business July 8, 2014

FCC names review teams for Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV mergers

The United States Federal Communications Commission has unveiled the two teams that will review the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV mergers. The companies involved need to convince the regulatory bodies that the deals are in the public interest.

Deals July 8, 2014

AT&T, DirecTV merger promises better Internet access. Lower prices? No.

The proposed $48.5 billion merger between AT&T and DirecTV is promising improved Internet access for users. However, the companies won't commit to lower pricing in the long term.

Business June 25, 2014

Is AT&T buying DirecTV for $40 billion? Forming a TV Franken-giant!

After Comcast’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable, AT&T becomes the next giant reportedly wooing to buy another TV company.

Business May 1, 2014

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