Archive for the ‘Directv’ Category

Tivo To Return To DirecTV?

June 6, 2007

“With DirecTV under new management, it could very well happen. The two companies parted ways after the satellite provider’s former owner, News Corp., decided to back technology from its NDS subsidiary.Now with Liberty Media about to take the reins, the situation could change. TiVo CEO Tom Rogers said at a Deustche Bank conference that it could open the door again for the DVR maker to market directly to the company’s customers.DirecTV’s new owners reportedly have TiVo fans among their ranks. The DVR company could use the boost as well; its best period of customer growth was during the partnership with the satellite provider.”

DirecTV Looks At Offering Broadband Access Through Power Lines

May 16, 2007

According to several announcements, Cable Internet access is getting the boost it needs. Most recently, Comcast announced that a new cable modem technology was in the works and would give customers speeds of up to 150 megabits per second (Mbps). Analysts say that Comcast’s cable modem development is due largely to competition from fiber to the premises (FTTP) technologies such as Verizon’s Fiber Optics Service (FiOS).

This week DirecTV made the announcement that it too will give cable technology a run for its money. The satellite television provider told reporters that it plans to provide broadband Internet access by delivering the service through power lines.”