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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 Didn’t DIRECTV Cut Prices For Existing Subs?

Q. I am so mad right now. I read your post about DIRECTV cutting prices for new customers, but what about us, the people who have had DIRECTV for years. When will we ever get a break? I am so fed up with these people!! — Stacey, Laurel, Maryland.  Stacey, you’re right. AT&T, which owns

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DIRECTV, U-verse Lower Prices For New Subscribers

AT&T, which lost roughly four million TV subscribers in 2019, has quietly dropped the price for new subscribers to its two leading TV services, DIRECTV and U-verse. New subscribers to DIRECTV can now pay $49.99 a month for the first year of its Select plan (155 channels), compared to $59.99 previously; $59.99 a month for

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DIRECTV, U-verse: 6M Subs Lost Since AT&T Purchase

DIRECTV and U-verse have lost roughly six million subscribers since AT&T took control of the satcaster in the second quarter of 2015. The satellite service had 20.2 million subscribers at the end of the second quarter five years ago. U-verse, which was owned by AT&T prior to the company’s July 2015 purchase of DIRECTV, had

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Why Is DIRECTV Raising Prices?

Q. I read your article about DIRECTV raising prices again and my question is why, why, why?!! They do this every year. Don’t they understand that many of us are fed up and might cut the cord? — Tom, Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Tom, you’re right. AT&T, which owns DIRECTV, has revealed that, starting next month, it’s

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DIRECTV Raising Prices In January 2020

DIRECTV next month will raise prices on most programming packages for existing customers by $1 a month to $8 a month as well as increase the Regional Sports Channel fee by as much as $2 a month, AT&T, which owns DIRECTV, has revealed in a notice posted at its web site. U-verse, also owned by

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ESPN Is Still On DIRECTV — For Now

ESPN is still on DIRECTV, U-verse and AT&T TV Now as of 5 a.m. ET on Saturday, but it’s unclear for how much longer. Update: It appears on Sunday morning (September 15) that a deal is done. See TVAnswerman.com for more information. AT&T and Disney are locked in a carriage battle that threatens to blackout

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Will DIRECTV Lose ESPN Tonight?

Q. I’ve read that DIRECTV could lose ESPN tonight? Is that true? Will it really happen so soon? It better not! — Yardley, Bel Air, Maryland.  Yardley, the short answer is that we don’t know, but it’s possible. Let me explain. Update: It appears on Sunday morning (September 15) that a deal is done. See

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AT&T & Nexstar Settle Fee Fight

AT&T and Nexstar today announced that they have reached a new multi-year programming agreement, ending a seven-week blackout of Nexstar-owned local stations in 97 markets on DIRECTV, U-verse and AT&T TV Now. The two companies were fighting over how much AT&T should pay to carry the Nexstar stations. Financial terms for the new carriage deal

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2 Ways to Reduce Your Monthly TV Bill

Q. My monthly cable bill just keeps going up and up. My last bill was about $20 more than before and I’m not even sure why! I don’t want to get rid of my service but I gotta get my bill down. Do you have any suggestions? — Eileen, Dunkirk, Maryland. Eileen, I feel your

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