For AT&T, telephone only part of service

...with telephones now wants to be on your TV, car and even trash can.AT&T Inc. is spending $48.5 billion to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV as it looks for new ways to package access ? wireless and wired ? with traditional and online video...

Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers

...a basic tier. ESPN is suing because it's been relegated to an optional sports package under that plan, though. Satellite TV company Dish's Sling TV service streams channels online. Media companies are experimenting, too ? HBO is offering...

DirecTV ends ad campaign with Rob Lowe

...model Hannah Davis and a talking horse. That's sad news for fans of Lowe's ads, but perhaps good timing for the satellite TV provider.On Tuesday, the National Advertising Division, which reviews ads for truthfulness and accuracy, sided...

Comcast, long criticized on customer service, adding more online reps as it tries to improve

...more than a week for many recent answers to customer complaints with its @ComcastCares service account. DirecTV, a satellite TV competitor, and other big cable companies Charter and Time Warner Cable have recent replies on Twitter that come within...

FTC takes DirecTV to court, alleges deceptive advertising

WASHINGTON - The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming.The Federal Trade...

Fox News, Fox Business off air for Dish Network users

...Fox blackout is just the latest skirmish as cable and satellite TV providers fight with networks over subscription fees...Turner Classic Movies.Dish has more than 14 million satellite TV customers. Fox is using e-mails and tweets to urge...

CBS's new All Access streaming not worth cutting cord, yet

...announced All Access just a day after HBO said it would offer its HBO Go online service without requiring a cable or satellite TV subscription. Meanwhile, ESPN and the NBA have agreed to develop a stand-alone Internet offering. Prices haven't...

21st Century Fox drops attempt to buy Time Warner; Approves $6B for buying back stock

...Internet provider, is trying to win approval to buy rival Time Warner Cable while AT&T Corp. is trying to gobble up satellite TV service DirecTV.As in the case with those proposed deals, 21st Century Fox would have had to navigate potentially...

Supreme Court rules against Internet startup Aereo in copyright fight with broadcasters

...Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the court in rejecting the company's attempts to distinguish itself from cable and satellite TV. "Aereo's system is, for all practical purposes, identical to a cable system," he said.Aereo is available...

Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

...simply demand fees that Aereo can't afford without huge hikes in the rates it charges customers. It's these kinds of demands that have kept some stations off various cable and satellite TV systems in high-profile disputes in recent years.