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T-Mobile in talks to acquire Layer3 for new TV service

T-Mobile which has been planning to come up with its own television service has finalized its acquisition of Layer3 TV. The TV streaming service will have subscribers of Verizon and AT&T as well. Recognizing the growing demand of streaming television and realizing its potential to be an alternative to traditional cable and satellite services, the …

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Hulu and YouTube TV combine 750,000 subscribers in 2017

According to a report, Hulu and YouTube TV have combined to sign up about 750,000 online video subscribers last year. While Hulu boasts a staggering 450,000 live TV subscribers since launching its pay-TV service last May, YouTube TV, launched initially in a handful of markets last April has managed to sign up just over 300,000. …

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DirecTV Now improves streaming quality

DirecTV Now has built a beta app with a list of improvements that the streaming platform has undergone at the AT&T laboratory. Among one of the major improvements, is better streaming quality which includes a resolution of 1080p playing at 60 frames per second (fps) using the H.265 video format. Among other features that DirecTV …

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DirecTV Now reach 1 million subscribers

AT&T’s (Over-the-Top) OTT streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, has officially boarded 1 million subscribers, in less than 1 year of its existence. David Christopher, president, AT&T Entertainment Group, said “This milestone is an incredible testament to the thousands of hours many people spent working to bring this product online and continually improving it during the past …

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DirecTV Now offers Apple TV 4K to new subscribers

DirectTV Now is offering new subscribers the new Apple TV 4K if they purchase four months of service in advance. The new deal requires users to sign up, and pre-pay for four months of service at a minimum of $35 per month. The offer is hidden on the home page and users have to complete …

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Windstream ties up with DirecTV Now to deliver OTT content

Windstream has struck a partnership to carry AT&T’s DirecTV Now service to its consumer segment. The telco is set to deliver the DirecTV Now service under its Kinetic brand, which it created to house its broadband and entertainment offerings. Windstream aims to scale up from “a phone and Internet provider” to “a premium broadband and …

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DirecTV Now to include 5.1 audio on select channels

AT&T’s DirecTV Now app, now being updated to support 5.1 audio on some channels, including MTV. The app is being reviewed by beta testers currently and the official release is expected before the end of the year. Many consumers have been asking for 5.1 audio on a live TV streaming service, and with this launch, …

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DirecTV Now to offer birthday month discount

  DirectTV is approaching its first year of inception, due on November 30, 2017. On the occasion, the company plans to offer $25 discount on the first month of service on any package to new subscribers.   New customers can use “BDAY2017” as the promo code and avail the discount. DirectTV Now has about 800,000 subs …

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OTT market may be moving towards consolidation

Consolidation seems inevitable as the reach of direct-to-consumer (D2C) and video services increases. Netflix and Amazon have demonstrated a high subscriber base across various territories which enables huge content investments which no single-market broadcaster may have thought of. Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services have increased so much and are charging approximately what Netflix does, …

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AT&T Loses 199,000 Video Subs in Q2

AT&T saw a decline of 351,000 “traditional” video subs in Q2 due to “seasonality and elevated competition” with a decline of 156,000 DirecTV satellite subs and 195,000 IPTV customers in the period. At the end of Q2, DirecTV Now had almost 500,000 subs. At the end of quarter, AT&T had about 25.2 million video subs. …

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