AT&T’s Internet-delivered cable TV app, DirecTV Now, saw subscriber signs ups slide after an initial boom. The service, which provides access to more than 100 cable channels, had 328,000 subscriber in its first two months after debuting at the end of November, Bloomberg reported. But in February, DirecTV Now lost 3,000 subscribers and it showed no growth in March, the news service reported citing unnamed sources. Fortune contacted AT&T for comment and will update this story if it r...
Amid rising competition from Internet TV packages, Comcast is getting close to offering its own online video offering, and it sounds like it might be even more appealing than what’s already available. Expected to be called Xfinity Instant TV, the package will include local broadcast channels, an unnamed premium channel, and DVR capabilities for $15 per month for customers of Comcast’s home Internet service, Matt Strauss, the head of the company’s cable service, said in an inter...
Walt Disney’s new deal with more than 160 of its local affiliate stations makes it more likely that you will be able to see an online live-stream of your local ABC channel. Announced on Monday, Disney’s new deal allows the media giant’s Disney-ABC Television Group unit to negotiate new streaming deals on behalf of ABC’s local broadcast affiliates. In a press release, Disney said the deal is part of the company’s Clearinghouse initiative, which allows ABC affiliates ...
As the debate over just how quickly consumers are abandoning pay TV and “cutting the cord” rages on, pay Internet video services are growing fast. Premium Internet video services from Netflix nflx to Hulu to Dish Network’s dish Sling TV brought in $8.3 billion last year, a 36% increase from 2015, according to the annual “Coach Potato” report from market tracking firm Convergence Research...
Taylor Swift previously shared video of herself rehearsing the acoustic version of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” a Zayn Malik collaboration the two made for this year’s 50 Shades Darker, and now, EW can exclusively premiere footage of the singer performing the track on stage at the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night pre-Super Bowl concert in Houston this past February. At that show, Swift revealed she would not be touring in 2017. “By coming to this show tonight, yo...
PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and the recently announced YouTube TV have emerged as major competition to traditional cable, but which service is better? In order to help you find the best replacement for your cable subscription, we've put together this handy guide. The post Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue vs DirecTV Now vs YouTube TV: Live TV streaming showdown appeared first on Digital Trends.
AT&T is hoping that promotions can keep bringing in new subscribers for the DirecTV Now live-streaming television service. The telecoms giant recently announced that, for a limited time, customers can receive a full year of HBO for no additional cost if they sign up for one of DirecTV Now’s two pricier subscription tiers. That means savings of $60 for the full year--HBO usually costs an extra $5 per month for DirecTV Now subscribers. The catch? It only applies to either the Go Big chan...
AT&T's latest promotion to entice new customers to its DirecTV Now subscription service is free HBO for subscribers with certain channel packages. Subscribe to DirecTV Now's Go Big or Gotta Have It packages and get a free year of HBO. The post Go from ‘Westworld’ to Westeros: DirecTV Now offers free HBO to new customers appeared first on Digital Trends.
The brackets are ready to be filled in as college basketball’s biggest tournament kicks off this week. March Madness officially starts on Tuesday, March 14 when teams begin vying for a national championship, which will be decided at the NCAA men’s title game on April 3. All told, there will be 67 total thrilling matchups over the next three weeks--and, myriad options for basketball fans who want to follow their favorite college teams on television or streaming online. CBS ...
AT&T video customers will get an exclusive from pop star Taylor Swift this week as the first portion of her pre-Super Bowl concert in Houston goes online. Only people who signed up for AT&T’s DirecTV Now online video service or subscribe to the company’s satellite or wired cable TV service will be able to watch the concert clips, split into three portions with the first going online on Tuesday. Filmed at Houston’s Club Nomadic on February 4 before a live audience, the v...
Google has already tried to replace your wireless carrier and Internet provider. Now it's gunning for your cable subscription, too. The company's YouTube TV service, announced this week, offers a bundle of around 40 TV channels for $35 per month. There's no precise launch date, but YouTube says it'll be available later this year. Google goog describes the service as "TV for the YouTube generation" -- subscribers will be able to access it on mobile devices ...
Google has already tried to replace your wireless carrier and Internet provider. Now it’s gunning for your cable subscription, too. The company’s YouTube TV service, announced this week, offers a bundle of around 40 TV channels for $35 per month. There’s no precise launch date, but YouTube says it’ll be available later this year. Google describes the service as “TV for the YouTube generation” — subscribers will be able to access it on mobile devices as...
Hulu will provide customer help 24 hours a day, seven days a week ahead of the upcoming launch of its live TV streaming service, and plans to open a service center by the fall, doubling investment in customer service over the next year so it can cope better with any glitches that arise, the company told Reuters this week. The TV streaming service provider, which is owned by Walt Disney dis , Comcast cmcsa , 21st Centur...
YouTube is officially jumping into the live-streaming television fray with a new subscription service called YouTube TV. The Google-owned streaming video company previewed YouTube TV during a press event held at YouTube’s Los Angeles facility (and live-streamed to press in New York City and San Francisco) on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to the announcement, YouTube boasted that the event would “showcase a new way to experience the TV content you love.” The long-anticipated new serv...
CenturyLink is currently testing an OTT streaming service in four markets as a replacement for its Prism IPTV service, and it could launch as soon as April, though the company hasn't ruled out reselling DirecTV Now instead. The post CenturyLink could offer streaming TV, but it might just offer DirecTV Now instead appeared first on Digital Trends.