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DirecTV Now offers Apple TV 4K to new subscribers 23 November 2017

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 …

Windstream ties up with DirecTV Now to deliver OTT content 17 November 2017

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 …

DirecTV Now to include 5.1 audio on select channels 14 November 2017

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, …

OTT devices and services market expected to reach $165.13 billion by 2025 25 July 2017

As per a new report by Grand View Research, Inc, the global (over-the-top) OTT services market is estimated to reach upto US $165.13 billion by 2025. The increasing penetration of mobile devices including smartphones and tablets and technological advancements in consumer electronics devices like smart TVs are factors that are expected to propel the OTT …

6M subscribers bundling video with wireless 22 May 2017

6 million AT&T customers have bundled wireless and video services, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. He said at the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit that AT&T has had success promotionally, bundling linear DirecTV and virtual DirecTV Now services, along with HBO and unlimited wireless products. This bundling has resulted in a dramatic response from …

In Leading Regions, 100% 4K Penetration to be achieved by Streaming Media Adapters. 15 May 2017

With the augment of DirecTV Now and YouTube TV, the relevance and uptake of streaming media devices is rising. Worldwide media adapters will amount to nearly 56 million shipments in 2022 and estimates that all those devices shipping in North America and Western Europe will be 4K in 2022. According to Sam Rosen, Managing Director …

Distribution for Youtube TV, Hulu, other OTT Services to be done by CBS and Affiliates 11 May 2017

CBS is expanding distribution of its network programming content on OTT services like YouTube, Hulu and CBS All Access. Access to new and emerging digital distribution platforms enables viewers to access their favorite local programs as well as hit CBS programs says Chris Cornelius, chairman of the Affiliates Board and VP of Morgan Murphy Media …

Video Services Market to Grow at a CAGR of 24.34% amid 2016-2020 26 December 2016

According to a recent ResearchMoz research on the “Global Video Services Market 2016-2020”, The video streaming services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.34% during the forecast period 2016-2020. In order to calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of video streaming services by technology. The study based on the …

AT&T to launch DirecTV Now video streaming service before 2017 22 September 2016

AT&T announces the launch of its much awaited video on demand platform DirecTV Now by the fourth quarter of 2016. The service is said to stand strong at the likes of Sling TV, Hulu and HBO Now and come with a very aggressive pricing strategy. The service is expected to come with a bundle of 100 …

FCC halts mega-merger reviews, releases Open Internet order 17 March 2015

Just as it releases details of its Net Neutrality order to reclassify broadband as a public utility, the FCC has once again paused its informal 180-day countdown clock for deciding whether or not a pair of pending mega-mergers—Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV—will be approved. Read the entire story here.

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