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AT&T to Offer $15-a-Month TV With No Sports

The service reportedly will be called AT&T Watch.

AT&T is planning to launch a $15-a-month streaming service that will not include sports channels, according to a report from Washington Post tech reporter Brian Fung.

Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, made the disclosure yesterday during his testimony in the trial for the federal lawsuit over AT&T’s proposed merger with Time Warner.

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Fung tweets that Stephenson said the $15-a-month plan will be launched in the coming weeks and will be called AT&T Watch.

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AT&T last November filed a trademark application for the logo, Watch TV, which it said would be used for an app that streams content to a variety of devices, including computers, tablets, phones and televisions.

However, it has not requested a trademark for ‘AT&T Watch.’ It’s possible that Stephenson meant ‘Watch TV’ when he said AT&T Watch in his testimony. (AT&T has also requested a trademark for ‘AT&T TV.’)

The new service would seem headed to compete with Philo, which last November launched a non-sports, 37-channel streaming plan for $16 a month. Philo’s package includes such basic cable channels as A&E, AMC, Discovery, TV Land, History, MTV, Comedy Central, HGTV, Nick Jr.

It’s unclear which channels AT&T will offer in its new slimmed-down plan.

AT&T’s $15-a-month plan would be a supplement service to the company’s already-existing DIRECTV Now streaming plan which starts at $35 a month.

— Phillip Swann

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2 Comments on AT&T to Offer $15-a-Month TV With No Sports

  1. How about an all sports package without all the other crap channels?

  2. Will this new “WATCH TV” Package Include ALL the NON sports channels ?
    The “SELECT Package” is MISSING some channels.

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