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AT&T Says Users Can Watch TV on Any Device With Its New Bundle, the First of Its Kind 04 August 2015


Walk out the door and watch TV anywhere.

That’s the pitch AT&T is making for its new nationwide offering, the first of its kind, that combines television and wireless phone service for $200 a month for the first 12 months.

The announcement of this package, available to customers starting Aug. 10, came a little more than a week after AT&T closed its $48.5 billion takeover of satellite company DirecTV, forming the country’s largest television distributor, with about 26 million subscribers.

Executives promoted the merger — which combines one of the country’s largest telephone and Internet providers with the country’s largest satellite provider — as the creation of a next-generation entertainment provider that would serve customers who increasingly demand on-the-go entertainment across a variety of screens.

AT&T is doubling down on the television business at a time when it is facing significant disruption. A wave of so-called cord cutters are abandoning their traditional cable and satellite service in favor of often cheaper streaming alternatives. At the same time, a number of television groups like HBO, Showtime and CBS are introducing new stand-alone video on demand streaming services that do not require a traditional pay-TV subscription.

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