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Web wails as DirecTV channels go darkupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 15:01:00

It's a first-world problem of epic proportions, and the couch potatoes of the Web aren't pleased.

CNNMoney: Buffett buys IBM, Intel and DirecTVupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 19:52:00

And they say Warren Buffett doesn't buy tech stocks.

Dish Network restores service after outageupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 14:18:00

Customers of Dish Network's satellite television service were unable to access many channels on Tuesday.

CNNMoney: TiVo, Dish and EchoStar make upupdated: Mon May 02 2011 10:49:00

Dish Network and EchoStar Corp. agreed to pay TiVo Inc. $500 million to settle a patent dispute that dates back to 2004, the companies announced Monday.

DirecTV's Spade-Farley ad criticized as in poor tasteupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 17:47:00

DirecTV has raised a ruckus by raising the dead. Allan Muir: Clock ticking on Huet, secret of the Avs' early success, more notesupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 16:27:00

If you're willing to take Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville at face value, the decision to go with backup Antti Niemi against Edmonton on Wednesday night was all about getting the rookie a start in front of the home crowd. After backstopping the team to a franchise-record five-goal comeback win over the Flames in relief, the kid had earned his shot. Allan Muir: What to make of the Versus vs. DirecTV disputeupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 15:20:00

Despite the looming threat of its American rights-holder disappearing from the channel lineup of the nation's largest satellite provider, the NHL seems not the least bit interested in the ongoing dispute that could lead to VERSUS disappearing from DirecTV on Sept. 1. Peter King: DirecTV deal is lockout insuranceupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 11:58:00

DANA POINT, Calif. -- In securing an incredible rights fee from DirecTV to air games on satellite TV -- $1 billion per year from 2011 through 2014 -- the league got something far more valuable than money alone. The NFL got lockout insurance.

Fortune: Mel Karmazin fights to rescue Siriusupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 15:13:00

"I really don't mind everybody second-guessing," Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin tells me, though his tone screams otherwise.

CNNMoney: Is Sirius XM seriously toast?updated: Wed Feb 11 2009 13:42:00

It's not often that a company with a stock trading for just six cents a share makes headlines. But when that company just happens to be the employer of Howard Stern, you can understand why it's in the news.

CNNMoney: Sirius, your days look numberedupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 09:50:00

One day Sirius XM Radio will be a great business. But it will take lots of time and plenty of capital to see the U.S. satellite radio broadcaster to the Promised Land.

More turning to Web to watch TV, moviesupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 12:45:00

When Corey Wynsma's wife got laid off a few months ago from her graphic design job, the couple did an inventory of their household budget.

Fortune: Dish's growth game shatteredupdated: Tue May 13 2008 12:43:00

EchoStar, operator of the Dish satellite television network, is looking a little fragile at the moment.

CNNMoney: Top-seeded stocks for a mad marketupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 09:24:00

It has not been an easy year for investors.

Fortune: QVC shoppers prop up Liberty Mediaupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 17:52:00

The slumping economy has meant bad news for retailers, right? Maybe, but no one seems to have told QVC. Stewart Mandel: Trying to figure out how to watch Ohio State Saturdayupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 04:35:00

Personally, my college football viewing experience Saturday won't be all that affected by whether or not I can see the Ohio State-Youngstown State game. I can imagine, however, that it's a slightly more pressing concern for all those Buckeyes fans in Ohio, who, like millions of others around the country this weekend, can't wait to see their team in action for the first time this season.

CNNMoney: DirecTV to offer Web over electric linesupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 06:20:00

Top U.S. satellite television provider DirecTV Group said Wednesday it reached a deal to offer subscribers high-speed Internet and voice services carried by Current Group over electric power lines.

Fortune: Setanta scores with dish debutupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 22:03:00

Setanta, a small Irish broadcaster, took another step towards joining the big leagues by signing a deal with EchoStar Communications' Dish Network to carry its 24-hour digital sports channel, Fortune has learned.

Fortune: Top performing stocks of 2006updated: Sun Apr 15 2007 21:57:00

These 20 stocks produced the largest total returns to shareholders in 2006. For this list, we included only Fortune 500 companies that traded for at least $2.

CNNMoney: Start spreading the News (Corp.)updated: Mon Apr 02 2007 11:07:00

Some TV critics are wondering if the continued success of Sanjaya Malakar, the woefully out of tune contestant on Fox's "American Idol," will be what finally causes ratings for the hit show to tank. The 10 Spot: March 9, 2007updated: Fri Mar 09 2007 09:35:00

Ted Saskin, the head of the NHL Players Association, is in hot water with his membership over allegations that he read private player e-mails. At the 10 Spot, of course, we don't condone such behavior. Still, here's what we're likely missing by not being able to read the e-mails of other sports figures: MLB, DirecTV strike dealupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 13:25:00

Major League Baseball has announced an agreement that will give satellite giant DirecTV what looks to be exclusive rights to the sport's Extra Innings package of out-of-market games. The agreement, announced formally at a press conference Thursday afternoon, is reportedly worth $700 million over the next seven years and includes a provision in which DirecTV will become a minority partner and will work with baseball on the MLB Channel, scheduled to launch in 2009.

CNNMoney: Root, root, root - and pay - for the road teamupdated: Mon Feb 26 2007 12:11:00

Long-distance relationships may not work for romances. But it's a different story for sports fans.

CNNMoney: Murdoch ready for CNBC fight, 'Borat' sequelupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 10:44:00

In a wide-ranging speech Thursday morning, News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch discussed plans for a new cable business channel, the growth opportunities for social networking site MySpace, the 2008 presidential race and why he liked "Borat" so much.

CNNMoney: Rupert Murdoch's secret TiVoupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 09:44:00

Apple. TiVo. Cisco Systems. Jilted again?updated: Mon Jan 29 2007 10:47:00

If you want me to be completely honest with you, I'll just come right out and say it: I'm not sure that I'm in love with you anymore. OK? Do you feel better, now that it's out there all honest and raw? Because I don't. And I'm not even sure that I mean what I'm saying. Out of Luckupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 15:03:00

Let's all just take a deep breath now, put down the pitchforks and the torches and get a couple of facts straight about Major League Baseball's move to sell exclusive rights to its Extra Innings package of out-of-market games to DirecTV: MLB's brushback pitchupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 14:23:00

The last place that any baseball fan ever wants to be is between team owners and a dollar bill. It's like stepping between Pete Rose and Ray Fosse, circa 1970. Or between Jose Canseco and his syringe sometime in the '90s. If it takes bowling over fans to get to that buck -- or giving them a nice, quick shot in the butt to get them out of the way -- that's exactly what baseball owners are going to do. It's not even a contest.

FSB: Best new car gadgetsupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 09:38:00

Talk about smart cars: These new auto electronics, shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, make for one sweet ride.

CNNMoney: Liberty-News Corp. deal seen closeupdated: Wed Dec 06 2006 18:53:00

Liberty Media and News Corp are close to reaching an agreement that would allow News Corp to buy back an $11 billion stake in exchange for a stake in the satellite TV firm DirecTV, according to a report published Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Wall Street hits pause on TiVoupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 09:12:00

TiVo has been caught in a tug of war this year with investors alternately hitting the fast-forward and rewind button on the volatile stock.

CNNMoney: Cable stuffing the NFL this Thanksgivingupdated: Wed Nov 22 2006 06:38:00

Thanksgiving, a day given to excess, will include a third helping of pro football this year -- but only for a fraction of U.S. homes.

Fortune: TV for the really, really lazyupdated: Thu Nov 09 2006 15:40:00

If you like getting television and movie recommendations via the Web, you'll love getting them on your TV screen.

CNNMoney: Satellite showdownupdated: Tue Nov 07 2006 10:36:00

Satellite radio stocks have had a difficult time lifting off this year, while shares of the top two satellite television firms have soared to the stratosphere.

Fortune: Satellite saviorsupdated: Thu Sep 21 2006 16:51:00

It has been a tough week for satellite television operators DirecTV (DTV) and EchoStar (DISH): First FCC Chairman Kevin Martin signaled his unwillingness to approve a merger of the two companies, a deal that investors seemed to like.

Fortune: Take my satellite business - pleaseupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 06:21:00

When reports surfaced in September that News Corp. was in talks to swap its share of satellite operator DirecTV for Liberty Media's 19% voting stake in News Corp., you could almost hear Rupert Murd...

CNNMoney: To TiVo or not to TiVoupdated: Mon Aug 28 2006 10:13:00

Wall Street just can't figure out TiVo. Sure, most consumers love the digital video recorder company, which has become the equivalent of Kleenex or Google for the DVR industry.

CNNMoney: Big media: Adapt or dieupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 10:11:00

The media business is getting hit by massive technological change, and executives from top media companies said industry executives had better get used to it.

CNNMoney: Satellite TV pirate behind barsupdated: Thu May 04 2006 10:50:00

A Canadian man is doing time for stealing satellite TV service and helping others steal it too.

Fortune: DIRECTV Group ranks No. 168 on the 2006 FORTUNE 50updated: Tue Apr 18 2006 11:35:00

DIRECTV Group ranks no. 168 on this year's list of the FORTUNE 500, with $13,164.5 million in revenues, up 10.6% from the previous year. The El Segundo, Calif.-based company was ranked no. 179 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $335.9 million.

CNNMoney: Wishing on an EchoStarupdated: Wed Mar 15 2006 11:49:00

NEW YORK ( - Satellite television company EchoStar faces an interesting dilemma.

CNNMoney: Just say no to TiVoupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 06:11:00

Wall Street has a love-hate relationship with TiVo.

CNNMoney: Dial B for Buyupdated: Mon Mar 06 2006 09:48:00

Pick up the phone!

CNNMoney: DirecTV to pay $5.3M penaltyupdated: Tue Dec 13 2005 11:04:00

Officials announced a $5.34 million settlement Tuesday with satellite TV provider DirecTV over alleged violations of the Do Not Call rule, the largest civil penalty ever obtained by the Federal Trade Commission in a consumer protection enforcement case.

CNNMoney: Time to press pause on TiVo?updated: Fri Sep 09 2005 09:05:00

With the new fall television season just over a week away, some couch potatoes are dreading this choice: watching the second season of ABC's critically acclaimed "Lost" and the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Pentagon drama "E-Ring", set to air at the same time on Wednesday nights on NBC.

CNNMoney: Want free satellite TV? Live in DISHupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 09:36:00

Satellite television company EchoStar is willing to give away its service to all residents of a lucky town for 10 years. But there's a catch.

CNNMoney: Change the channel on DirecTV?updated: Fri Jul 29 2005 06:19:00

There was a time when owning a satellite dish meant relegating half your yard to something that looked better suited for transmitting sensitive national secrets than casual channel surfing. And even then channel surfing seldom worked.

CNNMoney: Adelphia deal to shuffle cableupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 06:37:00

About one in ten U.S. cable subscribers would get a new provider as the result of the $17.6 billion deal unveiled Thursday in which Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Corp. agreed to jointly buy Adelphia Communications as well as swap some of their own cable customers.

CNNMoney: Hope for TiVoupdated: Tue Mar 15 2005 10:05:00

The demise of TiVo, it turns out, may have been greatly exaggerated.

CNNMoney: Does anyone want TiVo?updated: Wed Mar 09 2005 09:15:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Shares of TiVo have surged nearly 20 percent in the past month. But some analysts think investors need to hit the rewind button on the stock.

CNNMoney: New DVR may edge out TiVoupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 08:27:00

DirecTV is getting ready to unveil a digital video recorder (DVR) service in mid-2005 that could duplicate virtually every feature now available from current partner TiVo, a published report said Monday.

CNNMoney: Seeing the light on HDTVupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 15:33:00

Visit an electronics superstore these days and you'll see the phrase "high-definition television," or HDTV, everywhere. But you may not be sure what HDTV is - let alone how, as the teenage sales reps at the store say, "it's gonna change your life."

Money Magazine: Seeing the Light on HDTVupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

Visit an electronics superstore these days and you can't help but notice the phrase "high-definition television," or HDTV, everywhere you turn. But if you're like most Americans, you still aren't e...

Business 2.0: Hits & Missesupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

[MISS] SPONSORED BY ... SOMETHINGADE. The ever-growing popularity of Nascar has advertisers clamoring to get in. But it's also creating a clamor of conflicting marketing messages. Take Nascar's "vi...

CNNMoney: TiVo investors gird for earningsupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 15:05:00

It's too bad you can't use a TiVo to record the company's upcoming analysts' meeting, because the earnings call at the close of market Thursday will be of interest to investors and subscribers alike.

Fortune: Cablevision's New Frontier TV maverick Chuck Dolan and his son, Jim, don't get much respect. To prove their skeptics wrong, theyupdated: Mon Jun 14 2004 00:01:00

Aside from biotechnology, no big business in America depends more on genes than cable television. Sire a suitable heir, as did Ralph Roberts, the founder of Comcast, and you end up with the estimab...

CNNMoney: Test time for TiVoupdated: Mon May 24 2004 15:21:00

Google, iPod, and TiVo have something in common: Each has managed, like Kleenex, to turn its brand name into a synonym for its product category.

CNNMoney: Techs fall on pickup in hiringupdated: Thu May 06 2004 12:37:00

Technology stocks fell as investors sold off shares on a drop in jobless claims and a rise in productivity that raised expectations for Friday's payroll report to show another pickup in hiring.

Fortune: A New Direction For DirecTVupdated: Mon May 03 2004 00:01:00

As the new president and CEO of DirecTV (formerly Hughes Electronics), Chase Carey is Rupert Murdoch's lieutenant overseeing News Corp.'s newest jewel. Once part of General Motors, the 12-million-s...

Business 2.0: The Backseat Peacemakerupdated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

XM Radio solved the technical challenges of bouncing music off satellites and into a moving car. Now, a couple of satellite gear makers have solved the much tougher problem of sending more than 200...

CNNMoney: No MTV for 9 million DISH viewersupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 11:49:00

Subscribers to the DISH satellite TV service may want their MTV -- but Tuesday more than 9 million of them couldn't get it, or other Viacom-owned TV channels, because of a contract dispute.

Fortune: Hooking the Next Winner Comcast's Disney bid is the latest--but not the last--in a wave of deals. Here's how to profit from the updated: Mon Mar 08 2004 00:01:00

When cable leviathan Comcast announced its $66 billion hostile bid for Disney in early February, the biggest surprise was the timing. Comcast had just digested AT&T's broadband business, and Disney...

Fortune: Plugging Into Hughes Electronics Value managers are betting Rupert Murdoch will make a bundle with DirecTV.updated: Mon Feb 23 2004 00:01:00

The long-running joke about Hughes Electronics (HS, $17), owner of DirecTV, the country's largest satellite-TV service, with 12 million subscribers, was that it was lost in space. Formed in 1932 to...

CNNMoney: Don't pull the plug on cableupdated: Tue Feb 10 2004 12:00:00

Cable companies and telephone companies are starting to look awfully similar these days...except for their stock performance.

CNNMoney: New pay TV service on wayupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 12:43:00

A new competitor to cable and satellite television systems takes its first halting steps this week when the Federal Communications Commission starts accepting bids for licenses to beam video and high-speed Internet connections into the nation's homes using a ground-based wireless system similar to cell phones.

CNNMoney: Universal mulls porn TV ventureupdated: Fri Jan 02 2004 14:27:00

Universal Music Group, the world's largest record label, is teaming up with satellite broadcaster DirecTV and a prominent pornography video company to launch a music channel featuring uncensored videos.

Money Magazine: Calling All Couch Potatoesupdated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

Philips' new DirecTV/TiVo-powered receiver (DSR708) is a great gift for TV fanatics. For $299 (plus $33.99 and up a month for DirecTV and $4.99 a month for TiVo), you get the double whammy of Direc...

Business 2.0: Where The Customer Service Rep Is King How DirecTV turned an army of phone drones into the company's most valuable asset.updated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

You open your mail and find you've been double-billed. Your screen goes dark just before the start of the NBA finals. The repair guy who was supposed to show up between 8 and noon apparently had be...

Fortune: The Angriest CEO In Telecom SBC's chief can't stop fighting the government. Is that a good call?updated: Mon Apr 14 2003 00:01:00

Ed Whitacre had a blunt message for the Michigan state utility board members: They were killing his company. The chairman and CEO of SBC Communications had dropped by the government agency in late ...

Fortune: A Rival For Rupert Will telco SBC snatch DirecTV from Murdoch's grasp?updated: Mon Mar 03 2003 00:01:00

You can't blame the telcos for dreaming about Hollywood. What would you rather do--hang out at the Oscars or bundle local, long distance, and DSL?

Fortune: Murdoch's Prime Time His big media rivals in disarray, the News Corp. CEO rules a profitable, hit-making, updated: Mon Feb 17 2003 00:01:00

Seventy-one-year-old Rupert Murdoch permits himself a smile as he contemplates his future. The prize he has coveted for two decades, a satellite-TV platform in the U.S., finally appears to be withi...

Fortune: Satellite Espionage?updated: Mon Feb 17 2003 00:01:00

Rupert Murdoch has often been described as a buccaneer. A recent lawsuit against NDS, a News Corp. subsidiary that makes smart cards for decoding digital television signals, alleges that the label ...

Fortune: The Charlie Ergen Show Echostar's founder is one tough operator who will soon take control of the satellite updated: Mon Sep 02 2002 00:01:00

For the past decade or so, ever since engineers figured out how to beam hundreds of TV channels from satellites orbiting 22,300 miles above the earth down to pizza-sized dishes perched on roofs, po...

Money Magazine: Media Lords With media stocks getting slammed, Vivendi and News Corp. look cheap.updated: Fri Jun 01 2001 00:01:00

These are tough times in show business. A weak economy has hit TV and print advertising, crimping sales at media and entertainment conglomerates. The result: Giants like Disney, AOL Time Warner and...

Fortune: Hughes Hasn't Been This Sexy Since... Thanks to DirecTV, its satellite broadcast service, Hughes Electronics updated: Mon Feb 05 2001 00:01:00

Howard Hughes may have been a little mad by the end of his life, but he certainly knew what made the public's juices flow. It wasn't money, though he amassed plenty of that in his varied pursuits, ...

Fortune: Satellite Killed The Radio Star Two upstarts, Sirius and XM, plan to rock the radio world. Will their satellite-based service beupdated: Mon Jan 22 2001 00:01:00

One month ago, Sirius Satellite Radio launched its third satellite into space from the Soviet Union's once secret Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. As any space historian knows, Baikonur is where ...

Fortune: Here Come The Next Must-Have Tech Products Loaded with gee-whiz features, digital set-top boxes will replace updated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

Confused by "set-top boxes" yet? I am, and by this fall, you will be too. Walk into Best Buy, Circuit City, or any other major consumer electronics retailer, and you'll see the first manifestations...

Fortune: Dumb & Dumber Who wants to be seen as a bullying monopolist? Certainly no media giant. When Disney and Time Warner took theiupdated: Mon May 29 2000 00:01:00

Droplets of sweat trickled down Joe Collins' cheeks. The beefy 55-year-old CEO of Time Warner Cable, a.k.a. The Man Who Shut Off ABC, had endured blistering attacks from viewers, regulators, and th...

Money Magazine: Satellite Television Gets A Local Lookupdated: Sat Jan 01 2000 00:01:00

Last November, Congress gave satellite-TV providers the go-ahead to sell local network signals. Previously, homeowners with direct broadcast satellite (DBS) dishes had to pay for cable service to w...

Money Magazine: Broadcast News As satellite dishes get cheaper and smaller, more homeowners are cutting the cable.updated: Tue Jun 01 1999 00:01:00

In case you haven't noticed, home satellite dishes have a new look--and a newfound popularity. The seven-foot behemoths of yesterday have slimmed down to a mere 18 inches across. In the five years ...


SITTING IN HIS OFFICE on a frozen morning at the end of a very long winter, AT&T CEO Robert Allen bears the oppressed demeanor of a character in a Kafka story--perhaps because the press and the bod...

Fortune: WHY AT&T IS TAKING A FLIER ON SATELLITE TELEVISIONupdated: Mon Feb 19 1996 00:01:00

Having decided to dump its phone-making and computer businesses, AT&T is beginning to act like a global media company, which means that price is no object when it comes to buying more distribution....

Fortune: Cable's Hot New Digital Competitorupdated: Mon Dec 26 1994 00:01:00

In a year when telephone and cable TV companies scrambled to spend money and form alliances for the information hypeway, who would have guessed that the first nationwide megachannel all-digital vid...

Fortune: HUGHES GAMBLES ON HIGH-TECH TV Two satellites should start beaming 150 channels of video to owners of special 18-inch, $700 dishupdated: Mon Aug 23 1993 00:01:00

HARD BY THE runways of Los Angeles International Airport stands a Hughes Electronics factory called High Bay. The reason for the name is immediately apparent: The brightly lit space is five stories...

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