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January 2, 2014
07:51 EDTDTVDirecTV to face decision on Sunday Ticket NFL football, LA Times reports
For nearly two decades, DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package of National Football League games has been huge for the satellite broadcaster. But now, the company has to decide whether to keep Sunday Ticket, reports the Los Angeles Times. DirecTV pays $1B a season for the rights to all Sunday afternoon games under an exclusive deal that runs through next season. The company and the NFL are in talks on a new contract, with cost and length being two sticking points. Two million of the broadcaster's 20M subscribers pay as much as $250 per-season to receive the extra football programming. But DirecTV's Sunday Ticket bill has more than doubled in the last 10 years and will probably continue rising. One network sports executive predicts that DirecTV will be looking at a 40% increase to $1.4B for the 2015 season and 4% annual increases after that. Reference Link
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April 15, 2014
10:20 EDTDTVDirecTV to stop carrying WWE pay-per-views, PWTorch says
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April 11, 2014
07:26 EDTDTVTime Warner struggling to force Dodgers network on pay-TV players, LAT say
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April 8, 2014
14:36 EDTDTVDirecTV confirms new agreement reached with Weather Channel
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14:22 EDTDTVWeather Channel near deal to return to DirecTV, WSJ says
DirecTV (DTV) is near a deal to return the Weather Channel to its lineup, said The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, one of whom said DirecTV will agree to a small increase in the fees it pays though less than the bump the Weather Channel was seeking. The Weather Channel is owned as a joint venture between Comcast's (CMCSA) NBCUniversal, Blackstone (BX) and Bain Capital. Reference Link
April 7, 2014
09:07 EDTDTVDirecTV, Hilton announce new in-room strategic supplier agreement
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