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Free upgrade to LG's 2014 Smart TVs coming soon, along with DirecTV access

The company's Web OS TV operating system will see an upgrade to version 2.0 in 2014 models, for better responsiveness and more features. The company's 4K models will also gain access to DirecTV's 4K content.

By August 31, 2015


Sprint offers DirecTV customers a free year of service

The offer is targeted at rival AT&T, which just closed its acquisition of DirecTV and began offering its own bundles of discounted wireless and satellite TV services.

By August 27, 2015


AT&T creates mobile and video giant after sealing DirecTV deal

Shortly after winning FCC approval, AT&T closes its deal to buy the satellite TV provider. DirecTV's video relationships could become key as more content is delivered on mobile devices.

By July 24, 2015


AT&T agrees to stricter Net neutrality rules to get its DirecTV deal approved

The Federal Communications Commission is recommending that AT&T's $49 billion bid to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV be approved -- but not without conditions.

By July 21, 2015


DirecTV launches 4K exclusive to Samsung TVs

The satellite provider will begin offering access to more the 20 movies on-demand in 4K format, but for now subscribers can only watch them on a Samsung 4K TV.

By November 13, 2014


DirecTV secures NFL Sunday Ticket deal vital to AT&T merger

The deal also expands the partnership to include Sunday Ticket live on mobile devices, likely to be a key promoted feature for AT&T.

By October 1, 2014


DirecTV shareholders approve $48.5 billion AT&T takeover

The deal, still awaiting regulatory approval, would give AT&T a national presence in the television business.

By September 25, 2014


DirecTV sees NFL deal closing in 2014, AT&T soon after

CEO Mike White expects the satellite provider to seal a clutch deal to renew its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package in 2014, with its $48.5 billion merger with AT&T closing soon next year.

By September 12, 2014


Updated Peel remote app for iPhone controls Dish or DirecTV boxes over Wi-Fi

The Peel remote app returns to iOS with the ability to control satellite TV boxes over Wi-Fi.

By August 12, 2014


AT&T selling Microsoft Lumia 950, Samsung Galaxy View beginning Nov. 20

The carrier will sell the first Windows 10 smartphone and the gargantuan tablet later this week.

By November 16, 2015