AT&T confirmed yesterday that by year’s end it will launch a streaming service that offers the same lineup as DIRECTV, but at a lower price. Since November 2016, the telco has offered DIRECTV Now, the live streaming service that features programming packages starting at $35 a month. However, DIRECTV Now’s plans do not include all
Q. I read that AT&T and DIRECTV gave money to President Trump’s lawyer. I haven’t liked DIRECTV ever since AT&T took it over and now I dislike it even more! Why on earth would they give money to Trump’s lawyer? He’s such as sleaze bag! If they don’t explain, I’m dumping DIRECTV! — Carl, Falls
Q. I’ve been a DIRECTV subscriber for many, many years, but it feels like AT&T doesn’t care about me. All I ever hear is what they are doing for DIRECTV Now. Free stuff. Lower fees. More channels. Why can’t we get more at DIRECTV? Does AT&T even care about us? — Lee, Billings, Montana. Lee,
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