The contract stand-off between DirecTV and The Weather Channel has turned into a Category 5 fail-storm.
The satellite provider has dropped the largely weather-centric cable channel from its subscription service. The Weather Channel portrayed the decision as potentially hazardous for DirecTV subscribers in a statement: “This is unprecedented for The Weather Channel. In our 32 years, we have never had a significant disruption due to a failure to reach a… Continue reading DirecTV dumps Weather Channel, replaces with ‘cheap startup’
Another carriage dispute has surfaced, this time between the Fox Networks and DirecTV. Fox issued a statement late Thursday that said unless it agrees to DirecTV’s new contract terms, the channels will go dark and subscribers won’t have access to nets like FX, National Geographic, Fox Movie Channel and many regional sports networks beginning Nov. 1.
Fox’s last deal with DirecTV expired at the end of September.
“DirecTV sent us a proposal on Tuesday… Continue reading Not again: DirecTV and Fox Networks locked in carriage dispute now
DirecTV is in talks to pick up The Kennedys. After Greg Kinnear Katie Holmes worked on the eight-part miniseries for a fair chunk of last year, The History Channel announced earlier this month that it will not air the broadcast in the US. “Although ‘The Kennedys’ is well-produced, well-acted and a quality piece of work, […] Continue reading “The Kennedys” May Find New Life On DirecTV
Ratings-addled FX drama Damages has gained a new lease on life on DirecTV. The legal drama — which stars Glenn Close and Rose Byrne — is moving from FX to DirecTV, the satellite television company said Monday.New episodes of the series will go into production early next year and will premiere exclusively on DirecTV, the company […] Continue reading “Damages” Moves From FX To DirecTV
Damages,” the award-winning, critically acclaimed legal thriller, has won a reprieve after three low-rated seasons on the FX network. . . DirecTV … Continue reading DirecTV Picks Up 'Damages' From FX for 2 Seasons