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2010-05-26 08:31:00

CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Summits Research issues PriceWatch Alerts for POT, DTV, AKS, NKE, and CELG. Seven Summits Strategic Investments' PriceWatch Alerts are available at http://www.iotogo.com/s/052610B (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.) Today's PriceWatch Alerts cover the following stocks: Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE: POT), DIRECTV Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTV), AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS), Nike Inc....

2009-12-22 08:31:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Summits Research issues PriceWatch Alerts for MS, USB, DTV, JCP, and IAG. Seven Summits Strategic Investments' PriceWatch Alerts are available at http://www.iotogo.com/s/122209B (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.) Today's PriceWatch Alerts cover the following stocks: Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), US Bancorp (NYSE: USB), DIRECTV Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTV), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), and...

2009-05-12 15:38:12

DirecTV Group Inc. is being sued by Charter Communications Inc. over advertisements that persuade subscribers to switch TV services by touting Charter's bankruptcy filing. Charter filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in March and is charging the satellite TV operator with using "false and misleading" ads claiming that Charter could not provide the latest in technology, add high-definition channels, or offer new exclusive programming because of its financial troubles. Charter has said that it...

2009-02-25 06:30:00

Testifying before a congressional subcommittee on Tuesday, senior executives of DirecTV Group Inc and DISH Network Corp said that proper incentives would make satellite television companies willing to extend local service to underserved and rural areas. Lawmakers are debating whether to renew a law that gives the two national satellite television companies the right to carry and retransmit broadcast television content. Some in Congress say any renewed law should require companies to provide...

2009-02-11 07:40:00

The nation's largest satellite TV provider reported a 5 percent decline in net income for the fourth quarter, despite soaring revenue, due to higher customer acquisition costs and interest expenses. According to the Associated Press, the DirecTV Group Inc. remains a strong rock in a financial storm thanks to higher customer additions, a stable cancellation rate, and a 20 percent increase in free cash flow. It was able to raise prices as well. "We've weathered the economic storm so far but...

2009-02-11 07:15:00

On Tuesday, a U.S. lawmaker introduced legislation requiring satellite TV companies to carry local broadcasting regardless of the market, accusing the companies of ignoring less populated areas. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat whose district includes rural areas. According to Stupak, satellite TV companies target urban areas, putting rural areas at a disadvantage. Currently, satellite TV companies operate under a "carry one, carry all" system.  If...

2008-08-12 14:25:00

Liberty Chairman John Malone said on Monday that Liberty Media Corp would be open to discussing a deal to swap its stake in Time Warner Inc for the media conglomerate's AOL dial-up Internet business. Malone said Liberty Capital, which holds passive stakes in companies including Time Warner and Sprint Nextel Corp, would prefer owning cash-generating operating companies, although he said the opportunity for such discussions has yet to arise. "Clearly an exit from the Time Warner equity state...

2008-07-02 00:45:00

Satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp announced Tuesday that AT&T is terminating the two companies' joint marketing partnership at the end of this year.   DISH and AT&T have had a joint marketing agreement in place since July 2003. The partnership allowed AT&T to sell "triple-play" packages that included DISH TV service along with AT&T's phone and Internet services.  But AT&T decided against renewing the agreement, saying it had provided the No.2...

2006-07-10 17:05:00

WASHINGTON -- As U.S. telephone carriers move into the television business, media conglomerates are eyeing ways to grab valuable wireless airwaves as another way to deliver profitable high-speed Internet and other services. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on August 9 is scheduled to begin auctioning off hundreds of licenses for advanced wireless services in a sale that analysts have said could raise between $8 billion to $15 billion. In one of the biggest communications forays yet...

2005-12-13 14:28:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that DirecTV Group Inc. would pay $5.3 million to settle charges that the satellite television operator had violated the FTC's rule against calling people who have asked not to receive sales calls. The FTC said it was the largest civil penalty the agency has ever announced in a case enforcing a consumer protection law. A complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles by the FTC names DirecTV and five firms...

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