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April 7, 2014
09:07 EDTDTV, HLTDirecTV, Hilton announce new in-room strategic supplier agreement
Hilton (HLT) and DirecTV (DTV) are joining forces to deliver TV service to more than half a million hotel guest rooms across the U.S. This new agreement will make DIRECTV a television supplier for providing enriching in-room entertainment experiences at Hilton properties. The two companies are also making future plans to enable members of Hilton HHonors, the guest loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s ten distinct hotel brands, to earn free stays or HHonors points when they sign up for qualifying DIRECTV service at home. Guests will be able to find the new offering at participating Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton properties in the U.S. this year.
News For DTV;HLT From The Last 14 Days
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October 2, 2014
08:16 EDTDTVComcast opposes AT&T, DirecTV planned buy of Houston sports net, WSJ says
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07:54 EDTDTVDirecTV paying average $1.5B per year in 8 year pact for NFL rights, ESPN says
DirecTV (DTV) announced last night that it extended its NFL Sunday Ticket deal, though terms were not disclosed. ESPN's Darren Rovell reports, citing a source with knowledge of the matter, that pact is for eight years and the rights fee averages $1.5B a year, which is up 50% from the average on its prior contract. Note that DirecTV extending its deal with the NFL was a condition of the company's agreement to be acquired by AT&T (T). Reference Link
07:49 EDTDTVDirecTV contract renewal removes hurdle for AT&T deal, says Jefferies
Jefferies says DirecTV's (DTV) contract renewal with the NFL removes an overhang to the proposed AT&T (T) takeover as AT&T had the option to withdraw its offer in the absence of a favorable NFL agreement. The firm has a Hold rating on DirecTV with a $97 price target.
07:43 EDTDTVFCC outlines estimated compesation for broadcasters in incentive auction
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October 1, 2014
18:36 EDTDTVOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:53 EDTDTVNFL, DirecTV extend NFL Sunday Ticket in new multi-year deal
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September 30, 2014
11:54 EDTDTVFCC eliminates sports blackout rules
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September 29, 2014
07:18 EDTDTVStarz may struggle to sell itself, WSJ reports
Starz (STRZA) may struggle to sell itself, according to the Wall Street Journal citing challenges facing standalone media companies. The publication says that the standalone networks -- Starz, AMC Networks (AMCX) and Scripps Networks (SNI) -- "lack the heft" of larger peers in negotiations regarding affiliate deals, and look "increasingly vulnerable" now that Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV) and AT&T (T) are joining forces. Reference Link
September 25, 2014
10:45 EDTDTVDirecTV shareholders approve AT&T merger
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10:44 EDTDTVDirecTV shareholders approve AT&T merger
10:16 EDTDTVDirecTV shareholders vote in favor of merger with AT&T, Bloomberg reports
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September 23, 2014
15:12 EDTDTVDirecTV to host special shareholder meeting
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September 18, 2014
12:23 EDTDTVAT&T ex-partners look to FCC to hinder DirecTV offer, Reuters says
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