Category: AT&T

DIRECTV, U-verse Hold Free Preview Of 4 Premium Channels

DIRECTV and U-verse will hold a free preview of four premium channels during the binge-worthy Thanksgiving weekend — HBO, Starz, Showtime and Cinemax. The preview will begin Thursday, November 23, and end Sunday, November 26. Click Amazon: Shop Now For Black Friday Deals!! In addition to the four premium channels above, the U-verse preview will

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Justice Department Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner; Now What?

News and Analysis The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit attempting to block the $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as I predicted it would last January and even in November 2016. “This merger would greatly harm American consumers,” Makan Delrahim, Justice’s chief of its anti-trust unit, said in a press

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Study: Top Pay TV Ops Lost 405,000 Subs In 3Q

The 10 largest pay TV operators lost 405,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter, compared to a loss of 250,000 in last year’s third quarter, according to Leichtman Research Group. The 10 operators, which still have more than 92 million video subscribers collectively, were hurt in the quarter by two hurricanes that rocked Texas

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AT&T Wants You to ‘Watch TV’

AT&T has filed a trademark application for the logo, Watch TV, which would be used for an app that streams content to a variety of devices, including computers, tablets, phones and televisions. The trademark request, which was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on November 7, does not specify which service, or services,

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DIRECTV, U-verse & Dish In Month-Long Local Channel Blackouts

While most journalists seem to have forgotten about them, there are still three major carriage disputes that have left scores of thousands of viewers unable to watch their local channels for more than month. Since September 22, DIRECTV viewers have been without seven local channels owned by American Spirit Media due to a fee fight

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Will AT&T Sell DIRECTV Or CNN?

News Analysis Several news organizations yesterday reported that the Justice Department is demanding that AT&T sell either DIRECTV or Turner (which owns CNN, a subject of President Trump’s ire) to get approval of its merger with Time Warner. First, allow me to note that I have been saying for nearly a year that the Trump administration

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AT&T Closes Uverse.com

AT&T has closed its Uverse.com site as the company seeks to convert its subscribers to DIRECTV, or DIRECTV Now. The telco has yet to terminate the U-verse TV service, and U-verse subscribers can still use an app to stream programming as well as watch it on their home TVs via set-tops. Shop Now at Amazon!

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AT&T: 5 Things We Just Learned About DIRECTV & DIRECTV Now

AT&T yesterday released its third quarter report, detailing subscriber trends for its three TV services: DIRECTV, U-verse, and DIRECTV Now. The news was bad for both DIRECTV and U-verse with net video sub losses of 251,000 and 134,000 respectively in the quarter. But DIRECTV Now, the company’s live streaming service, generated an additional 289,000 net

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AT&T: DIRECTV Lost 251K Subs In 3Q

AT&T revealed today that DIRECTV lost a net of 251,000 subscribers in the third quarter while the company’s other TV service, U-verse, lost a net of 134,000 video customers in the time period. The new sub numbers were in the company’s third quarter report, which was released this afternoon. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! AT&T’s

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Updated: AT&T to End Streaming At Uverse.com

Starting next month, AT&T says U-verse TV subscribers will no longer be able to stream live channels and On Demand programs at Uverse.com. “Streaming via browser will no longer be available after October,” the telco says in a notice at Uverse.com. “Download the U-verse app for your iOS, Android, or Amazon devices to keep streaming.”

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DIRECTV/AT&T: One Fee Fight Settled; 2 More Continue

AT&T has come to a new carriage agreement with Dispatch Broadcasting, returning two Dispatch-owned stations to the lineups of DIRECTV and U-verse TV after a five-week blackout. Dispatch pulled the two stations — WTHR-TV (NBC affiliate in Indianapolis) and WBNS-TV (CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio) — from the two AT&T-owned TV services on September 6

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AT&T: We Lost 90,000 Video Subs In 3Q

AT&T says it lost roughly 90,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter due a variety of factors, according to a company 8K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, it’s unclear if AT&T’s DIRECTV or U-verse has greater responsibility for the bulk of the losses. In the filing, the company does not break

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