In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, the former boy bander talks about playing a gay character on DirecTV’s Kingdom, why he leapt at the opportunity, and how far he’s willing to go for the role.
It isn’t broke yet, but it is clearly breaking. Taken from comments made by network owners and pay-TV distributors during their third quarter earnings calls.
The network’s agreement with the satellite company expires at the end of the year and negotiations for a new contract are currently at a standstill.
As many as 10% of HBO’s 30 million subscribers are “non-revenue generating.” A new report from Barclays Capital says converting half of those subscribers to paying ones would generate between $72 million and $144 million in cash.
But the move could just be a negotiating ploy.
Stranger things have happened.
The women behind Dillon’s legendary Collette sisters talk Riggins men, the most controversial storyline in FNL history, and much more.
Sixteen years ago, in 1998, AT&T’s then-Chief Executive C. Michael Armstrong spent close to $100 billion buying up cable companies to pursue an ambitious plan to bundle video, internet, and phone service. It did not go well. And now, with its DirecTV deal, AT&T is basically trying to do it again.
The telecommunications giant’s $67.1 billion for DirecTV indirectly makes the case for Comcast that it needs to merge with Time Warner Cable because competition is increasing.
The deal, announced Sunday night after roughly a month of negotiations, follows Comcast’s impending acquisition of Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Both deals will face intense regulatory scrutiny.
AT&T’s interest in DirecTV is less about strategic fit and more about gaining access to the satellite operator’s massive cash flow.
Multiple news outlets reported Monday that AT&T is closing in on a deal to acquire DirecTV, the nation’s largest satellite TV operator, for $50 billion. The potential deal comes after years of on-again, off-again negotiations between the two companies and follows the impending $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal reported Monday that AT&T was close to buying the largest U.S. satellite-TV provider.
The satellite carrier removed the channel from its lineup in January after a battle over fees. Tuesday’s deal to restore service came with a set of major compromises.
“I should go to grad school.”
The battle over DirecTV’s 20 million viewers turns ugly.
The network was pulled from 20 million homes at midnight Monday and replaced with competitor Weather Nation. Updated 2:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.
Reports emerged today that Comcast was exploring a possible bid for Time Warner Cable. The possibility of a deal between the two companies has been a decade in the making. Here’s why.
Time Warner Cable subscribers have been unable to watch CBS for 17 days due to a contract dispute. But, if historical trends are any guide, the beginning of fall — not the start of the football season — could provide the impetus to end the standoff.
Because Kickstarter isn’t always an option.
Lesson: Don’t lose your pen, you will die.
Wait, what does this have to do with DIRECTV? Oh well…
Mel does his best Jack Palance impression in the trailer for Adrian Grunberg’s action comedy. (Seriously, it’s like he had some gravel with a side of gravel for breakfast or something.) 20th Century Fox isn’t planning a U.S. theatrical release for “Get the Gringo,” but you can catch it on demand May 1.
Since tiny giraffes are all the rage thanks to those DirecTV ads, here are a bunch of real life mini-raffes. Giraffes are weird and beautiful creatures. Kind of lIke elongated goats.
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Bad move David Spade.
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in a new ad for DirecTV, slightly older David Spade inserts himself back into 1995’s Tommy Boy, where he proceeds to add new meaning to the famous ‘fat guy in a little coat’ scene.
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After an unfinished 2nd season due to the writers’ strike, the Dillon Panthers are set to take the field for their 3rd season on DirecTV tonight.
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