Liberty Media “Looking Over Rainbow Media”

January 3, 2007

When I first glanced over Rainbow Media may not ring a bell but the AMC channel, IFC and WE (Women’s Entertainment) might. Rainbow also controls a little package of high definition channels you may have heard of, Voom HD Neworks. A deal for Rainbow’s programming assets, which also include about 20 high-definition genre cable networks […]

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Follow-up: Changes at DirecTV

December 22, 2006

Just a quick follow-up and a few additional observations about the Liberty Media – DirecTV buyout, it appears as if

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Changes at DirecTV?

December 8, 2006

DirecTV is no longer the glowing child in the eyes of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch as it once was back in 2003. After a two year feud with Liberty Media’s chairman John Malone over his 19% stake in News Corp, Murdoch has settled on giving up his aggressively sought after satellite provider, along with […]

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DirecTV announces 25 new local HD markets

October 10, 2006

DirecTV announced

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How Not to Run a Satellite Provider

September 18, 2006

Just in case you’ve ever wondered to yourself ‘self: how could we really damage the reputation of our satellite business?’ fear not, I’ve got some good examples for you. First build the biggest pay-TV satellite operation in the world and then ignore HD, while your closest competitor slowly but surely builds up their HD offerings. […]

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Skeptical on the DISH, DirecTV Merger

July 20, 2006

You may have seen reports about a possible merger between DirecTV and DISH Network and while the financial

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DirecTV’s ambitious HD plan

May 8, 2006

Last week I mentioned the 14 markets that recently received HD locals from DirecTV. Today I ran across an article from

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DirecTV expands local HD into 14 new markets

May 3, 2006

The line between cable and satellite continues to blur as both services now offer: premium and local HD programming bundled leased HD-DVR’s. DirecTV also recently announced 14 new markets eligible for local channels in HD: •Cincinnati Ohio •Madison, Wisconsin •Austin, Texas •Memphis, Tennessee •Albuquerque, New Mexico •Portland, Maine & Oregon. •Grand Rapids, Michigan •Providence, Rhode […]

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Good news for DirecTV TiVo users

April 12, 2006

DirecTV has agreed to extend their current agreement with TiVo for another three years, ensuring that the existing 2.8 million subscribers who use the popular DVR solution with DirecTV will be able to continue using their TiVo branded devices. I don’t know if won a lawsuit against Dish Network for patent infringement.

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TNT-HD comes to DirecTV

February 17, 2006

The patience of DirecTV subscribers has finally paid off, as big D is Satellite Guys another HD channel might be in the works for DirecTV, specifically

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