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AT&T says vice chairman de la Vega to retire

08 Dec 2016

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK AT&T Inc Vice Chairman Ralph de la Vega, who played a critical role in bringing the iPhone to the U.S. market, will retire on Dec. 31, a spokesman for the wireless carrier said on Thursday.

AT&T unveils DirecTV Now streaming service ahead of November 30 launch

29 Nov 2016

NEW YORK AT&T Inc, the largest U.S. TV provider, unveiled on Monday the pricing and launch date for DirecTV Now, which will stream television programming through the internet to win customers who shun traditional cable and satellite TV subscriptions.

Trump picks regulation opponents to lead FCC transition

22 Nov 2016

NEW YORK U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's choice of experts to focus on new policies at the Federal Communications Commission signals a regime that will have a "lighter" touch on regulation and be more likely to favor large mergers in telecoms industries, analysts said.

DirecTV mobile streaming services in line with regulations, AT&T tells FCC

21 Nov 2016

NEW YORK AT&T Inc's DirecTV mobile video services that do not carry data charges for video streaming do not violate net neutrality rules, as any other online video provider can pay the wireless company to offer similar services on equal terms, the telecommunications company told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in a letter on Monday.

DirecTV mobile streaming services in line with regulations, AT&T tells FCC

21 Nov 2016

NEW YORK AT&T Inc's DirecTV mobile video services that do not carry data charges for video streaming do not violate net neutrality rules, as any other online video provider can pay the wireless company to offer similar services on equal terms, the telecommunications company told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in a letter on Monday.

Google, an Obama ally, may face policy setbacks under Trump

18 Nov 2016

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company's battles with telecoms and cable heavyweights, analysts say.

AOL to cut 500 jobs, mostly in corporate units - source

17 Nov 2016

Verizon Communications Inc's AOL digital media unit will lay off 5 percent of its workforce, or about 500 people, to consolidate operations after recent acquisitions, a person familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

Time Warner shares fall on worries Trump may block AT&T deal; bankers see M&A pause

09 Nov 2016

Shares of Time Warner Inc fell more than 2 percent on Wednesday on concerns that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will make good on his vow to block a proposed $85 billion acquisition by AT&T Inc.

Dish Network posts lower-than-expected profit, loses subscribers

09 Nov 2016

U.S. satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as it lost more pay-TV subscribers due to stiff competition from online video services.

Hulu signs deals with Disney, Fox for new streaming TV service

01 Nov 2016

NEW YORK Video website Hulu on Tuesday announced deals to add programing from Twenty-first Century Fox and Walt Disney Co to a streaming TV service that it plans to offer in early 2017.

World News

Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Safadi withdrawal

Protesters waving Lebanese flags rallied in cities and towns in their thousands on Sunday to mark a month of protests against the ruling elite as politicians struggled to form a government and solve the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.