Topic: satellite operator
Dish Network has inked a new Retail Partner Program deal with INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association.
AT&T has reportedly been approached by private equity firm Apollo about a potential deal to spin off DirecTV and combine it with Dish Network.
A potential merger between satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network is still just speculation at this point. But, one analyst said that if it did happen, there’s a good chance regulators would approve the deal.
Dish Network and Fox are locked in a carriage dispute that has resulted in Dish and Sling TV subscribers losing access to local broadcast and cable channels.
Perhaps putting to rest recent rounds of speculation about plans for DirecTV, AT&T COO John Stankey said the satellite operation is not for sale.
AT&T may be considering a sale of DirecTV, its struggling satellite provider, despite indications to the contrary. But, the likelihood of a sale depends on whom you ask.
AMSTERDAM – Orby TV, a new prepaid satellite TV service launching in the U.S., is hitching a ride with Eutelsat through a newly announced multi-year agreement.
Elliott Management this week dropped a real conversation starter on AT&T when it called for the company to divest assets, including DirecTV, the satellite provider AT&T paid $67 billion for just four years ago.
Elliott Management, a hedge fund that owns a $3.2 billion stake in AT&T, today sent a letter to the company’s board asking, among other things, that DirecTV be sold off.
For a long time now, quarterly earnings season has practically been guaranteed to be a bad time for the DirecTV brand. But this round of results has been particularly brutal for AT&T’s satellite operator.