Search for DirecTV Inc and
    1. July 22, 2015

      US regulators set to clear $49bn AT&T bid for DirecTV

      US regulators are expected to clear AT&T’s $49bn acquisition of DirecTV in a major victory for the companies amid...

    2. July 19, 2015

      Corporate diary: July 20 — July 24

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    Special Reports

    1. Digital and Social Media Marketing 2013

      Ever-growing online outlets offer marketers more varied points of contact and fresh fo...
    2. Satellite Communications 2012

      Satellite communications has been one of the most stable growth businesses in media an...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. June 23, 2015

      Hulu deal with Showtime to offer internet video service

      Hulu, the online streaming company, has struck a deal with Showtime to offer the premium cable channel’s new internet...

    2. June 4, 2015

      Dish in talks to acquire T-Mobile US

      Dish, the pay-TV group controlled by satellite billionaire Charlie Ergen, is in talks to acquire T-Mobile US, according...

    3. May 25, 2015

      UK satellite sector reaches for the stars

      When Ariane Flight VA223 lifts off from the spaceport in French Guiana on Wednesday, it will mark a milestone for...

    4. May 5, 2015

      Netflix challenges AT&T’s $48bn DirecTV deal

      Netflix has warned US regulators that AT&T’s planned $48bn takeover of one of the country’s largest satellite...

    5. April 23, 2015

      Comcast walks away from $45bn TWC deal

      Comcast officially dropped its $45bn bid for Time Warner Cable on Friday after failing to convince regulators that a...

    6. April 23, 2015

      Lazard revenues ride dealmaking wave

      Lazard hit new highs in the first quarter of this year, as the independent investment bank profited from its advisory...

    7. February 5, 2015

      Lazard’s M&A advisory revenues top $1bn

      Lazard’s merger and acquisition advisory revenues topped $1bn for the first time in the US investment bank’s history in...

    8. January 26, 2015

      AT&T’s Mexican deal puts pressure on Carlos Slim

      AT&T ratcheted up the pressure on Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim by buying one of his main rivals out of...

    9. December 22, 2014

      Takeover volumes move to highest post-crisis levels

      Corporate takeover deals surged to their highest levels since the financial crisis this year, with merger and...

    10. October 28, 2014

      FTC sues AT&T over ‘unlimited’ data plans

      The US Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T for charging millions of mobile customers for unlimited data plans when...

    11. October 26, 2014

      Comcast: Broadband battleground

      Ralph Roberts, the 94-year-old co-founder of Comcast, was seriously ill last year, spending 85 days in bed after being...

    12. October 10, 2014

      TV sports fees: regional differences

      Now that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been eliminated from the Major League Baseball playoffs, their fans won’t see the...

    13. October 6, 2014

      Value of US sports broadcast rights up 18.7%

      Lucrative broadcast deals such as the National Football League’s new $1.5bn-a-year contract with DirecTV will surpass...

    14. September 25, 2014

      US media mergers have dried up but Univision may be on the cards

      With three multibillion-dollar deals landing in relatively quick succession, 2014 was all set to be the year of the...

    15. August 21, 2014

      Gore sues Al Jazeera America

      Al Gore, the former US vice-president and co-founder of Current TV, has alleged Al Jazeera America “manufacture[d]”...

    16. August 21, 2014

      Digital shake-up drives newspaper deals

      Rupert Murdoch’s withdrawn bid for Time Warner might have stolen the limelight of deal manoeuvring in the US media...

    17. August 7, 2014

      FCC’s Tom Wheeler applauds collapse of T-Mobile-Sprint deal

      Tom Wheeler, US Federal Communications Commission chairman, wasted no time in welcoming the news of Sprint’s...

    18. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2014

      Popped collars

      One hot feature in big M&A deals this year has been “collars”, a way for selling companies to lock in value when they...

    19. June 24, 2014

      AT&T accused over merger promises

      AT&T had a bad record of keeping its past merger-related promises, and politicians should be sceptical of commitments...

    20. May 23, 2014

      Letter from Lex: Question marks

      Readers, Here are eight questions we wondered about this week: • Why did AstraZeneca turn down Pfizer’s offer? If the...

    21. May 22, 2014

      Beware pitfalls that can dog megamergers

      More than a decade ago, AT&T undertook a giant corporate unbundling. Mobile communications and cable TV divisions were...

    22. May 22, 2014

      Dish Network ponders options after AT&T deal for DirecTV

      When AT&T announced its $49bn agreed bid for DirecTV this week, the deal appeared to leave Dish Network and the...

    23. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2014

      Tough times ahead for Slim

      Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecoms tycoon, is both highly strategic and highly pragmatic. Already fuming over his country’s...

    24. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - How did we get so busy? (Why was Keynes wrong?) - Forget the cloud. Tech’s future is in the...

    25. May 19, 2014

      AT&T looks to justify its $48.5bn DirecTV bet

      AT&T’s $48.5bn agreed cash and stock bid for DirecTV represents a big bet on video and on consumers’ appetite for...

    26. May 19, 2014

      AT&T / DirecTV: T for two

      AT&T does not know how television will be delivered in a decade. But after spending $67bn, including assumed debt, on...

    27. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2014

      The London 6am Cut

      REMINDER: You can find Camp Alphaville details here. AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn: “AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV...

    28. May 18, 2014

      AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn

      AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV in a $48.5bn deal that will further shake up the country’s fast-changing pay-TV market....

    29. May 13, 2014

      AT&T/DirecTV: Coming out on top

      Take heart, AT&T shareholders. There are even more scary ways for the company to squander its capital than by spending...

    30. May 13, 2014

      AT&T and Sprint bet on regulatory change

      AT&T’s negotiations on a near-$50bn bid for DirecTV, like Sprint’s desire to buy T-Mobile US, look likely to test US...

    31. May 13, 2014

      AT&T closing in on near-$50bn DirecTV bid

      AT&T is in advanced discussions with DirecTV, the largest US satellite-television provider, over a deal worth almost...

    32. May 6, 2014

      Delta shares lifted by capital return plan

      Delta Air Lines enhanced its status as one of the 10 best-performing stocks since the first-quarter US earnings season...

    33. May 1, 2014

      T-Mobile jumps on strong subscriber gains

      T-Mobile shares surged at their greatest pace in at least five months after the company added more subscribers in the...

    34. April 24, 2014

      Pace positions itself for video streaming

      The revival of Pace, the maker of television set-top boxes that has overcome a range of problems in recent years,...

    35. March 26, 2014

      Deal talk boosts Dish and DirecTV shares

      Shares in Dish Network and DirecTV, the US satellite TV operators, rose sharply on Wednesday after reports that Charlie...

    36. February 23, 2014

      Dish Network: a platter of choices

      Charlie Ergen, chairman of satellite television provider Dish Network, was facing a tough time to start with. Pay TV...

    37. February 20, 2014

      BlackBerry shares benefit from WhatsApp deal

      BlackBerry shares bounced strongly as the Facebook purchase of WhatsApp chat app in a deal for up to $19bn placed...

    38. October 7, 2013

      Pay TV: the future is not written

      The bull case for cable is simple: it may look like the business model is falling apart, but the problem is really just...

    Search for DirecTV Inc and