Tag: AT&T

Why Does AT&T TV Require Two-Year Contracts?

Q. I was reading your story about AT&T TV and was thinking of getting it. But it has a two-year contract. Why is that? Isn’t streaming supposed to be all about cutting the cord and having some freedom? — Aimee, Suitland, Maryland.  Aimee, that’s a good point. Today’s live streaming services, such as YouTube TV,

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Has AT&T Kept Its Promise to DIRECTV Subscribers?

Q. I’ve had DIRECTV for a long time and I remember when AT&T took it over that they made a bunch of promises. Curious if they actually kept those promises. Can you look them up and see? — Teresa, Dunkirk, Maryland.  Teresa, you have a great memory. On July 24, 2015, the day AT&T completed

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Why Some DIRECTV Subs Could Lose Network TV Channels

Q. I just got a message from DIRECTV saying I will no longer get out-of-market network channels on June 1. What the Hell?! Is this AT&T’s doing again? What’s going on with this? — Ivan, Leonardtown, Maryland.  DIRECTV, which is owned by AT&T, is now notifying some customers that they could lose their network TV

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DIRECTV Sub Losses: Who’s to Blame? Coronavirus Or AT&T?

Q. I read your story last week about DIRECTV losing subs again. Do you think it’s because of the Coronavirus? Everyone’s business, including mine, is taking a big hit because of the virus, right? — Hugh, Jacksonville, Florida.  Hugh, AT&T last week reported that DIRECTV and U-verse combined for a net loss of 897,000 subscribers

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DIRECTV: Free NFL Sunday Ticket For Existing Customers

DIRECTV is providing the NFL Sunday Ticket package for free to at least some existing customers, according to a few dozen subscriber posts at social media sites such as DBS Talk, Satellite Guys and Twitter. The subscribers say they’ve received e-mails this week saying they will receive the 2020 Sunday Ticket Max plan for free

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AT&T: DIRECTV, U-verse Lose 897K Subs In Coronavirus 1Q

AT&T announced today that its DIRECTV and U-verse TV services combined for a net loss of 897,000 subscribers in the first quarter. The company’s streaming service, AT&T TV Now, also lost 138.000 subscribers, bringing the company’s total TV losses to more than one million in the quarter. This was the first insight into how the

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AT&T Wants ‘Review’ Of Jim Bakker Show After Coronavirus Claim

AT&T has asked seven channels on DIRECTV to “carefully review” whether they should continue carrying Jim Bakker’s TV show after the religious leader promoted a unproven product that he said could “totally eliminate” the Coronavirus from a human body. That’s according to the Springfield News-Leader, which obtained a letter from AT&T to the seven channels,

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AT&T Audience Network Ends On May 22

Q. I got a notice from AT&T saying that the Audience Network is going away. What’s up with that? And what will happen to the shows on the channel? Are they gone, too? — Sheila, Cleveland, Ohio.  Sheila, it’s true. AT&T just announced that the Audience Network will be canceled effective May 22, 2020. “Effective

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