AT&T, DirecTV Set Rate Hikes
Welcome to a very brief summary of today's cable news headlines:
It’s rate hike season. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) jacks U-verse TV fees by up to 10 percent; DirecTV Group Inc. (NYSE: DTV) sets 4 percent increase.
With its new home monitoring service, will Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)’s new slogan be, “I can see you now?” (See Verizon Tests Home Monitoring.)
Don’t let kids younger than six play 3D video games. Nintendo of America Inc. says it’ll stunt the growth of their eyes. (See 3DTV Eye Strain? Take a Break, ESPN Says.)
Cheap programming may help Dish Network LLC (Nasdaq: DISH) recruit new subs, but those promotions are taking a toll on its stock.
Only two days until Oprah flips on OWN, and she already has her first negative review.
2011 will be the year for cord cutting, if you buy GigaOm’s view that Google TV, Apple TV, and Boxee will get it done. (See Boxee Launches Cord-Cutting Box .)
Web surfers shouldn’t have to buy a cable subscription to get access to Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)’s TV Everywhere site, the Los Angeles Times argues.
— Steve Donohue, Special to Light Reading Cable