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AT&T-DirecTV deal will be hot topic as moguls gather in Sun Valley

AT&T's bid to merge with DirecTV is expected to be at the top of the agenda at Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley, Idaho, conference, long seen as an off-the-record industry incubator.

AT&T sells off America Movil stake for $5.6B as part of DirecTV deal

America Movil's shareholders Inmobiliaria Carso and Control Empresarial de Capitales are going to purchase AT&T's 8.27 percent stake in the company for $5.57 billion.

AT&T defends DirecTV acquisition to Congress, can't promise lower prices

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told separate antitrust subcommittees in both the U.S. House and Senate that his company's proposed acquisition of DirecTV would "put downward pressure on cable products--cable bundles, cable video and cable broadband" but stopped short of assuring elected representatives that prices would be coming down.

AT&T says DirecTV deal will reduce programming costs by 20%

AT&T has told federal regulators that its proposed acquisition of DirecTV could give it more muscle to reduce programming costs by 20 percent. 

AT&T said it will bring FTTH to 2M homes if DirecTV gets approved

AT&T has made another concession to get regulatory approval of its $48.5 million proposal to acquire DirecTV by promising that it would extend fiber to the home (FTTH) services to more locations.

AT&T's DirecTV deal to bolster rural broadband reach to 15M locations

AT&T's proposed  $48.5 billion deal to acquire DirecTV  will not only make it a powerhouse video provider. As part of the deal with DirecTV, AT&T has committed to expand its broadband services footprint to 15 million customer locations, particularly in unserved rural areas where the telco does not provide service today, using a combination of fiber to the premises (FTTP) and wireless local loop technologies.

Report: AT&T has talked to DirecTV about a purchase

AT&T has been in discussions with DirecTV about purchasing the satellite TV provider, according to a report in  The Wall Street Journal  citing unnamed sources close to the talks.

DirecTV's rumored interest in Hulu would enhance its broadband, content offerings

DirecTV has become the latest service provider that is reportedly interested in purchasing online video purveyor Hulu for $1 billion.

America Movil Q4 revenues down 1% amidst 1.4 million gain in broadband RGUs

America Movil reported on Wednesday that Q4 2012 revenues dropped 1.1 percent sequentially to MXN 198 billion (USD 15.6 billion) despite seeing strong gains in both wireless and pay-TV service.

Vivendi gets 4 offers for its GVT unit

Vivendi's Global Village Telecom (GVT) has now attracted the interest of three Latin American satellite and cable operators: DirecTV, Liberty Global and America Movil as well as a consortium of private equity companies.