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DirecTV loses 10 million subscribers

February 20, 2006
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Well, that’s my headline for sometime in the next 12-18 months, or whenever Rupert forces his Tivo owners to switch to his “new” DVR. Here’s what I’m expecting so far, based on all I’ve read about the DVR DirecTV is going to shove down our throats: 1. No more “peanut” remote. It sounds trivial, but…

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News Corp Screws TiVo

August 12, 2005
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A lot of us feared this would happen. DirecTV officially dropped TiVo. News Corp, the parent company, owns a firm that has their own DVR, so that’s what DirecTV is getting stuck with. Of course it is going to be garbage compared to TiVo, but it doesn’t matter. Users will be stuck with it just…

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News Corp buys DirecTV

December 20, 2003
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News Corp is the parent of Fox and yesterday the FCC and DoJ gave their stamp of approval to the $6.6 billion takeover deal. As a DirecTV and TiVo subscriber, I have a very bad feeling about this. I have no idea how they will mess this up, but in my experience, when Rupert Murdoch’s…

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