Seventeen cable channels owned by Viacom went dark on DirecTV minutes before the stroke of midnight ET Tuesday as the companies failed to hammer out a new distribution agreement.
DirecTV is getting out of the "save our show" business. But the channel, exclusively available on DirecTV, is now preparing to shift into a new direction, focusing its original programming efforts on…
Monday afternoon update: It's official! Deal's done! Click here for the Variety story. More to come from my chat with Jason Katims later tonight once I'm (finally) off deadline. One way or another…
There's been a lot of chatter out there about the much-loved "Friday Night Lights" closing in on a two-season renewal from NBC and DirecTV. The talks are ongoing between NBC, Universal Media Studios…
With the season finale of "Friday Night Lights" airing on DirecTV on Wednesday, Variety's Stuart Levine (who reviews the last episode here) and Jon Weisman chatted with red eyes and heavy hearts…
EchoStar and DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics officially broke up Tuesday, and at least one eager bidder jumped at the chance to nab the satcaster.
Signaling the end of its merger pact with EchoStar for the first time, Hughes Electronics said Wednesday it is not willing to fight for the deal and wait while the feds reconsider the doomed…
Tenacious satcaster EchoStar has resurrected its doomed bid to merge with rival DirecTV. On Thanksgiving eve, EchoStar filed an amended merger application with the Federal Communications Commission…
It's official: EchoStar and DirecTV are going to trial to argue that Washington antitrust watchdogs were wrong in denying their bid to merge and become the country's largest satcaster.
As regulators sounded the death knell for one media merger last week, another bolted from the starting gate. The Dept. of Justice nixed the merger of EchoStar and DirecTV on Oct. 31. That was the…
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