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AT&T lost 1.16 million video subscribers in Q4

The company said it lost 945,000 premium video subscribers from its DirecTV and U-verse businesses and another 219,000 subscribers to its AT&T TV Now streaming video service. All together the company posted a net loss of 1.164 million video subscribers during the final quarter of 2019. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/37AiTRS

AT&T sued for allegedly inflating DirecTV Now numbers with fake accounts

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The suit – which was filed by investor law firms Pomerantz and Labaton Sucharow in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York – accuses AT&T of lying to investors about the success of its virtual MVPD. It called AT&T TV Now “unreliable and prone to technical flubs, was of only marginal interest to AT&T customers, and, in a misguided attempt to compete with other content providers, was priced so low that it could not generate meaningful revenue to the company.” – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2AuaccA

AT&T’s DirecTV Now is losing the cord cutters

AT&T’s live TV streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, is not doing so well. Along with AT&T’s fourth-quarter earnings released this morning, the company reported a sizable loss of 267,000 DirecTV Now subscribers. This left AT&T with fewer DirecTV Now customers at the end of the year (1.6 million), than it had in Q2 (1.8 million). – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2DIZmCg

DirecTV Now Adds ABC, NBC, And Fox Affiliates To Live Streaming Offerings

Today [DIRECTV NOW] says that beginning next week it will add ABC Television Network stations in 30 markets, NBC in four, and one FOX affiliate. When the roll out is complete, subscribers in about 70% of the country will be able to watch live programming from at least one of the major networks’ local carriers.- David Lieberman, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/PRG31Q

AT&T Inc. Threatens Netflix With 3 New Streaming Strategies

AT&T’s entry into the streaming video market could hurt streaming leader Netflix in several ways. First, AT&T’s pay TV bundles feature live content and optional add-ons like HBO and its exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket Package — all features that Netflix lacks. AT&T hasn’t priced the packages yet, but it has stated that they’re aimed at consumers who want more content from streaming services but feel that traditional cable packages are too expensive. AT&T can leverage its position as a leading ISP and wireless carrier to add its new streaming packages to broadband and wireless bundles, which might win over cord-cutters. – Leo Sun, The Motley Fool

AT&T announces three-tier streaming TV service

While details remain vague for the time being, AT&T laid out a three-tiered service plan for streaming that it will make available by the fourth quarter of 2016. The planned services won’t require any annual contracts, satellite dishes, or set-top boxes—it’ll all be accessible via the Web. The most interesting part of AT&T’s plan for streaming is the inclusion of a free tier. Dubbed DirecTV Preview, the plan for “anyone with a wired or wireless Internet connection,” will be ad-supported. – AJ Dellinger, The Daily Dot   

DirecTV streaming services won’t require a satellite dish

The core service is DirecTV Now, which will offer “much” of DirecTV’s regular live and on-demand content. […] The company isn’t spilling the beans on pricing beyond vague promises that the paid services will be “affordable” and allow for multiple simultaneous streams. So long as they’re reasonably down to Earth, though, this is a big move for AT&T. – Jon Fingas, Engadget
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