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APPARENT VICTORY FOR DIRECTV IN ITS DISPUTE WITH VIACOM

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It appeared today (Friday) that the week-long carriage dispute between Viacom and DirecTV has ended in a victory for the latter. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed, but DirecTV exec Derek Chang, who has acted as spokesman for the home-satellite company, issued a statement that chastised Viacom for removing its channels “to try […]

TRIBUNE SEEMS TO HAVE LOST BATTLE WITH DIRECTV

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tribune Co.’s television stations are back on DirecTV after the two companies reached an agreement on retransmission fees. Subscribers to the satellite service had not been able to receive the stations since Sunday, when Tribune yanked them. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but DirecTV executive Derek Chang indicated that Tribune did not get […]

TRIBUNE STATIONS REMAIN DARK ON DIRECTV

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Stations owned by Tribune Corp. disappeared from the satellite service DirecTV on Sunday in a dispute over retransmission consent fees. Tribune owns 23 TV stations in the U.S., including several in top markets. Tribune President Nils Larsen said in a statement, “We don’t want anyone to lose the valuable programming we provide, but we simply […]

DIRECTV TO CUT SOME LOW-RATED NETWORKS

December 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Seeming to take a cue from customers who have long complained about having to purchase packages of networks that include many in which they have little or no interest, satellite provider DirecTV is now planning to drop some of its least popular channels as a cost-cutting move. In a presentation to investors in New York […]