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AT&T: What Will It Do With U-verse?

Q. You’ve written a lot about AT&T’s plans for DIRECTV, but what about U-verse? Are they going to keep it going or do they plan to shut it down? — Rita, Clemson, South Carolina.  Rita, the AT&T-owned U-verse will celebrate its 14th anniversary this June, but I would be surprised if it turns 15. Let

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Coronavirus: AT&T TV, DIRECTV Offers Free HBO, Epix, More

AT&T-owned TV services today are kicking off a free preview of four premium channels as a way to help Coronavirus shut-ins pass the time. DIRECTV and U-verse subscribers today will be able to watch Starz for free until April 2. Then, on April 2, Epix will be available for free until April 16 for subscribers

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Why DIRECTV Is Most Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

Q. I’ve been a subscriber to DIRECTV for 15 years, but I am thinking of getting rid of it and I think a lot of people are. I am also wondering if DIRECTV can survive the Coronavirus outbreak. I mean, why would anyone call a dish guy out now to install a dish and receiver.

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DIRECTV Suffering Outages During Coronavirus Outbreak

DIRECTV last night experienced a nationwide technical meltdown with numerous subscribers saying their picture had frozen and/or their receivers suddenly began re-setting indefinitely. The technical glitch could not come at a worse time with a large number of Americans staying home to prevent catching the Coronavirus. While there were some reports that the outages lasted

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AT&T TV: What Are Critics Saying?

AT&T TV, the telco giant’s answer to DIRECTV’S dwindling subscriber base, has now been available nationwide for 11 days. The Internet-based TV service offers programming packages and prices similar to the satellite TV service with a few notable exceptions. (Learn more about AT&T TV’s features, and programming gaps, here.) AT&T says AT&T TV will be

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AT&T TV Not Carrying 11 MLB Teams; Red Sox, Cubs On No-Carry List

AT&T TV, the new Internet-based TV service designed to replace DIRECTV, does not carry the regional sports channels of 11 Major League Baseball teams, including the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox and the World Champion Washington Nationals. That’s according to AT&T TV’s channel finder found here on the service’s web site. Since AT&T TV

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AT&T TV & DIRECTV: The Customers Speak Out!

AT&T this week expanded its offering of AT&T TV to the entire nation. The telco, which has lost roughly six million video subscribers since buying DIRECTV in 2015, is hopeful the Internet-based AT&T TV will stop the bleeding, and possibly bring new customers on board. (To learn more about AT&T TV, click here.) Earlier this

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What AT&T Will Do With DIRECTV

Q. I just don’t understand what AT&T is doing with DIRECTV. It seems like it wants to get rid of it because it doesn’t do anything for us, the customers, except raise our prices. What is their plan, or do they even have one? — Maggie, Greenville, Mississippi.  Maggie, DIRECTV subscribers, like yourself, seem to

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AT&T: TV’s Biggest Loser In 2019

AT&T’s TV services — DIRECTV, U-verse and AT&T TV Now — accounted for 84 percent of pay TV losses in 2019, according to a new study from Leichtman Research. The firm found that the largest pay TV operators in the United States (representing 95 percent of the market) last year lost roughly 4.9 million subscribers,

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AT&T TV: Why You Should Avoid the 2-Year Contract

Q. I was thinking of getting AT&T TV which I was reading about yesterday. But is there anything I should be concerned about? I was wondering about the two-year contract. Is that a good deal? The prices seem really good. — Tim, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Tim, as you know, AT&T TV is an Internet-based service

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AT&T TV Goes National: What’s Different From DIRECTV?

AT&T TV, the company’s online alternative to DIRECTV’s satellite service, is now available nationwide after a seven-month trial in select markets. The new AT&T TV is an Internet-based service that offers DIRECTV’s programming packages over a company-supplied set-top. Once you connect the set-top, you can also watch AT&T TV on tablets, smart phones and some

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