By CE Pro Editors · July 28, 2017 • After being acquired by AT&T, DirecTV divests LifeShield, the DIY security company it purchased in 2013. Hawk Capital Partners, a private equity firm headed by former LifeShield owner Mike Hagan buys back the co.
By Robert Archer · June 6, 2017 • Satellite TV installations seem to be steady business for a chunk of the CE Pro 100. DirecTV leads the way with Dish Network second. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Robert Archer · April 14, 2016 • Baseball fans will be able to see their favorite stars, including David Ortiz, Buster Posey, Clayton Kershaw and David Price in 4K through DirecTV's broadcast agreement with MLB Network.
By CE Pro Editors · March 22, 2016 • Gary Sinise Foundation and eHome Lifestyle built a specially adapted custom smart home for U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nick Kimmel including Q Motion motorized window shades, Kwikset motorized door lock, Holovision doorbell, Lutron lighting, AppleTV and more.
By Jason Knott · November 3, 2015 • There was an array of truck skins and magnetic signs affixed to New England area custom integration company vehicles in the parking lot at the MRI Expo. Which ones catch your eye (and which ones don't)?
By CE Pro Editors · April 30, 2015 • URC has been tearing up the two way home automation driver business, with the release of several new drivers recently, including Vantage Infusion, Autonomic Mirage and Apple TV.
By CE Pro Editors · May 13, 2014 • If AT&T is reportedly in talks to buy DirecTV for $48 billion. Will the telecom giant integrate the satellite system more closely with its AT&T Digital Life home automation offering?
By Julie Jacobson · March 7, 2014 • Leon Shaw of Audio Advice experimented for himself to see if you really can live without a remote control for the entertainment center.
By Julie Jacobson · August 15, 2012 • Integrator records tech-support call with DirecTV case manager who advises client to give up on HDCP and HDMI and use component cable instead.
By Jason Knott · June 28, 2012 • DirecTV is reducing the programming hours for its 3D channel, dubbed n3D, citing a lack of 3D content.
By Jason Knott · February 16, 2012 • DirecTV's software update initiated the Energy Saver mode in some of its HD satellite receivers. It meant a truck roll for integrators with technophobe clients. Can you charge them for pressing a button?
By Rachel Cericola · June 21, 2011 • D&M is shutting down ReplayTV on July 31, 2011.
By Jason Knott · March 16, 2011 • NPD Group says 25 percent of movies watched at home are streamed or downloaded.
By Julie Jacobson · July 6, 2010 • HD Guru Gary Merson scores 3D content on DirecTV and the results are generally grim: "Take it off the air"
By Arlen Schweiger · July 1, 2010 • Now offering 3D content on DirecTV Cinema channel, DirecTV On Demand channel and “n3D powered by Panasonic” channel.