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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.

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Verizon Wireless adds more than 1.4 million contract customers

Verizon Communications chief tells CNBC the wireless business posted a big quarterly gain in postpaid subscribers thanks in part to tablet and smartphone growth.

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AT&T defends benefits of proposed DirecTV merger

In two separate congressional hearings, AT&T's CEO makes the case for the $48.5 billion proposed merger with DirecTV.

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NFL Sunday Ticket: The easiest way to derail the AT&T-DirecTV deal

If another company intercepts the NFL Sunday Ticket package from DirecTV, AT&T could walk away. Here are four potential spoilers.

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AT&T dishes details on DirecTV deal

Giant tech companies are going shopping: AT&T plans to buy DirecTV, Google acquires Word Lens app, and YouTube may purchase Twitch.

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AT&T dishes details on DirecTV deal

Giant tech companies are going shopping: AT&T plans to buy DirecTV, Google acquires Word Lens app, and YouTube may purchase Twitch.

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AT&T, DirecTV say their $48.5B merger is good for everyone

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says the combined broadband service and media company will come out of the gate with bundled deals for consumers.

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AT&T to acquire DirecTV for $48.5B in blockbuster deal

Acquisition creates a powerhouse for services in the home, allowing AT&T to pair its own wireless network with DirecTV's satellite TV service.

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AT&T set to announce DirecTV buyout?

"The deal is done" and will be announced Sunday, says a report. The purported buy is thought to carry a $50B price tag.

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Weather Channel, DirecTV end months-long tempest

Weather Channel returns to lineup after agreeing to reduce amount of reality TV programming it offers -- a sticking point for the satellite provider. There's no word, though, on whether DirecTV in turn agrees to pay a higher fee.

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SAN RAFAEL, CA - APRIL 15:  A Dish Network satellite dish (L) is mounted next to a DirecTV dish on the roof of an apartment building on April 15, 2013 in San Rafael, California.  Dish Network Corp has offered to purchase Sprint Nextel Corp for $25.5 billion in cash and stock.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DirecTV reportedly in talks with Disney for Internet deal

The satellite TV provider is in negotiations to offer the media giant's content as part of an Internet-based product, Reuters reports.

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DirecTV and Time Warner said to make power play for Hulu

Several companies put in initial bids to buy the video streaming service, and now it's looking like both DirecTV and Time Warner also made follow-up offers.

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