DIRECTV lost a net of 188,000 subscribers in the first quarter while AT&T’s U-Verse gained a net of 1,000 in the time period, AT&T announced today. The telco also reported that its live streaming service, DIRECTV Now, added a net of 312,000 subscribers in the first quarter, bringing its total at first quarter’s end to
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. Click Amazon: Today’s Deals of
Q. I’m angry. DIRECTV added an “info commercial” of Scientology!!! Is there anything we can do to stop this? — Debi, hometown unknown. Debi, as you note, DIRECTV last week added the new Scientology TV channel, which features original programming highlighting the beliefs of the controversial religion. The channel’s shows include Meet a Scientologist, L.
Q. I’ve been a subscriber to AT&T’s U-verse TV for several years, but it seems like AT&T wants to get rid of it. They rarely give us anything new, and they even took away our web site. Does AT&T plan to keep supporting U-verse, or will we all get an e-mail one day saying it’s
AT&T has filed for a trademark for ‘AT&T TV’ with the U.S Patent & Trademark Office, a possible signal that the telco will eventually move away from its current TV brand names, DIRECTV and U-verse. In its trademark application, the telco says AT&T TV would be used for “Set-top boxes; computer hardware and software used
DIRECTV apparently plans to keep giving the stiff arm to fans of West Coast-based sports teams. Charter, which has the management rights to SportsNet LA, the TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, said recently that it appears that DIRECTV (and other pay TV operators) will not carry the regional sports channel again this year.
AT&T has increased the price of DIRECTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket basic plan by 16.7 percent since it assumed control of the satcaster in 2015 following a merger. The telco has raised the price of the basic plan from $251.94 at the end of 2015 season to $293.94 for the upcoming 2018 campaign. That’s a $42
AT&T has reached a new carriage deal with American Spirit Media, ending a four-month blackout of the broadcaster’s local channels on both AT&T’s U-verse and DIRECTV TV services. DIRECTV subscribers have been missing seven American Spirit Media stations due to the dispute since September 21. Click Amazon: See Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The seven stations are:
The fee fight between AT&T/DIRECTV and seven local stations owned by American Spirit Media has entered its fourth month with the broadcaster urging AT&T’s U-verse and DIRECTV subscribers to seek a refund. “Make your voice heard and tell them enough is enough. Call DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse customer service. Post on Facebook. Tell them you
AT&T’s U-verse TV today became the sixth major pay TV provider to announce a press increase for existing subscribers’ video plans for 2018. The increase, which becomes effective on January 21, 2018, ranges from $2 a month for U-verse’s U-Family and U-Family All In plans to $8 a month for U-verse’s U-400, U-450 and U-450
AT&T’s U-verse is once again carrying three Capitol Broadcasting-owned local stations in North Carolina after the two companies agreed to a new carriage pact. The stations, which had been unavailable to U-verse subscribers for more than two months, are: WRAL, the NBC affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina, WILM, an independent station in Wilmington, North Carolina, and
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,