Satellite

Why Studios Should Spark A Premium VOD War

Dem’s fighting words in The Los Angeles Times from theater-chain honchos, who are threatening to halt exhibition if DirecTV (NYSE: DTV) foll…

TerreStar Genus: A Satellite Phone You Can’t Afford to Love

AT&T today introduced the TerreStar Genus, a relatively thin $799 cellular smartphone that can use a satellite network for backup voice and data communications. The Genus gives a glimpse at future satellite phones: too expensive for consumers and a step behind the latest and greatest devices.

Parking Lots Help Predict Earnings

Market analysts are spying on us from above. UBS Investment Research has started incorporating analysis of satellite images of the parking lots of big-box retailers into its earnings estimates, forecasting an uptick in sales based on parking lot traffic where a drop was previously expected.

Verizon Might Be Considering DirecTV Bid

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) just might be ready to make a move on DirecTV (NYSE: DTV), the WSJ speculates, as the telco turns its concentration to vi…

As Expected, AT&T Opts For DirecTV Over DISH

This one’s been playing out in slow-motion over the last year, but it’s just about resolved: AT&T (NYSE: T) has decided to partner exclusive…

Earnings: DirecTV 1Q Profit Grows 43 Percent

DirecTV (NYSE:DTV) posted 1Q profit net income of $336.4 million, or 27 cents a share, from $235.2 million, a rise of 43 percent year-over-y…

Sirius-XM: Making The Case

Listening to the Sirius-XM webcast now. XM Chairman Gary Parsons and Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin made presentations and are now answering questi…

Super Bowl On The Road II

While Rafat performs his coast-to-coast Super Bowl media marathon, I’m a passenger in a car heading to St. Louis from Chicago on Interstate…

Sat Radio New Threat To Music Industry?

A very good story which we missed last week: on how satellite radio companies are building in more features into their portable listening de…

XM, NYTimes Enter Content Agreement

New York Times and XM Satellite Radio have signed an agreement for the sat radio company to carry content from NYT’s recently created radio…

Earnings: XM’s Losses Decrease

XM Satellite Radio reported a smaller Q2 loss and a 55 percent increase in subscribers. XM also raised its forecast for subscriber additions…