DirecTV

  • AT&T denies refunds for DirecTV Now customers, despite the service’s performance issues

    AT&T denies refunds for DirecTV Now customers, despite the service’s performance issues

    A number of consumers report they’re unable to get a refund for their subscription to AT&T’s recently launched streaming service, DirecTV Now – something they’ve requested after being unhappy with the new service’s performance. According to several postings on AT&T’s official forums, customers found the only way to get help was through a… Read More

  • Hands On With DirecTV Now, AT&T’s new streaming service for cord cutters

    Hands On With DirecTV Now, AT&T’s new streaming service for cord cutters

    This week, AT&T unveiled its new TV streaming service for cord cutters, who aren’t ready to subsist entirely on Netflix, YouTube and whatever else they can watch for free around the web. Launched on Tuesday, DirecTV Now offers access to over 120 live TV channels, in addition to on-demand programming, and the option to add on premium networks like HBO and Cinemax for just $5 more… Read More

  • AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30

    AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30

    AT&T today officially unveiled its DirecTV Now live TV streaming service at an event held in New York City. The service, which is launching on November 30, was first announced earlier this year. Many of the details about the new service were reported already, including a starting price point of $35 per month, and a lineup of more than 100 channels, with the option to add on premium… Read More

  • AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting

    AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting

    AT&T’s soon-to-launch live streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Announced earlier this year, DirectTV Now was already an anticipated new arrival on the cord-cutting scene, thanks to its plans to stream more than 100 live channels over the Internet without having to agree to traditional pay TV contract. Read More

  • AT&T will launch online-only packages for DirecTV this year

    AT&T will launch online-only packages for DirecTV this year

    In an effort to appeal to cord cutters, AT&T will launch three new services that allow users to stream DirecTV online without an annual contract, satellite dish, or set-top box. The plans—called DirecTV Now, DirecTV Mobile, and DirecTV Preview—will be available in the fourth quarter of this year. Read More

  • FCC Approves $48.5 Billion AT&T-DirecTV Merger

    FCC Approves $48.5 Billion AT&T-DirecTV Merger

    The FCC just approved AT&T’s $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV provider DirecTV. From today’s FCC statement: “The Commission’s decision is based on a careful, thorough review of the record, which includes extensive economic analysis and documentary data from the applicants, as well as comments from interested parties. Based on this review, the Commission… Read More

  • Rep. Matsui Calls For Congressional Oversight Of AT&T And Comcast Deals

    Rep. Matsui Calls For Congressional Oversight Of AT&T And Comcast Deals

    Earlier today Rep. Doris Matsui called for a Congressional hearing on the proposed deals between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and AT&T and DirecTV. The massive deals would further consolidate the pay-TV and broadband industries. The proposed transactions are quite controversial. The arguments are the usual fare: Allowing the firms to combine will allow for efficiencies to be exploited… Read More

  • Aereo Looks To TV Providers, ISPs To Accelerate Growth

    Aereo Looks To TV Providers, ISPs To Accelerate Growth

    Aereo has a lot of plates spinning. The streaming TV startup just launched a huge marketing push in NY, along with the announcement of a $38 million funding round aimed at expansion to over 20 new cities in the coming months. And if that weren’t enough, Aereo is still in the midst of a fierce legal battle with network broadcasters. Still, the company continues to juggle its issues, not… Read More