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...
When Hulu’s live TV service launches later this month, it will be able to boast that it offers real-time programming from all four major broadcast networks--Fox, ABC, CBS and now, NBC. The latter network has been negotiating with Hulu for some time, and the two sides announced the newly-inked deal on Monday morning. "NBC Universal is home to many of today's leading sports, news, entertainment and lifestyle networks - brands that not only draw large audiences but also drive pop culture," Hu...
The landing page for the new Subscribe with Amazon service. (Screenshot Via Amazon) Amazon this morning announced a new marketplace for companies to get their subscription offerings in front of the online retail giant’s enormous customer base. Amazon said the service, which is called Subscribe with Amazon, offers companies the ability to customize their offerings and get exposure through Amazon’s search and recommendation features. For customers, the service represents a way to mana...
Sling TV has announced that it's become the first live TV streaming service available on LG’s webOS-powered Smart TVs. Last year's models are supported right now, with support for 2017 models coming soon. The post Sling TV is bringing live-streaming to LG’s 2016 and 2017 Smart TV lineup appeared first on Digital Trends.
Sling TV has grown a great deal since its launch. Now there are more channels and more packages to chose from, with prices to match, and more is being added all the time. Everything you need to know is right here. The post Why Sling TV is an essential part of a balanced cord-cutting diet appeared first on Digital Trends.
The No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications has been buying streaming rights from television network owners ahead of a nationwide launch of an online TV service, according to people familiar with the matter. Verizon vz plans to sell a package with dozens of channels this year, the sources told Reuters. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The telecom giants’s move will be aimed at tackling the trend of “c...
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...
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...
Sling TV announced on Thursday that it will add channels from NBC Regional Sports Networks in time for the opening day of Major League Baseball's 2017 season, which begins on April 2. The post Play ball! Sling TV adds NBC Regional Sports Networks for 2017 MLB season appeared first on Digital Trends.
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...
On Friday, Sling TV announced its new "4 Extras Deal," offering its Kids Extra, Lifestyle Plus Extra, Comedy Plus Extra, and News Extra for $10 per month, which is half what subscribers previously paid. The post Sling TV lowers the price on some of its most popular Extras packages appeared first on Digital Trends.
U.S. satellite TV provider Dish Network reported a better-than-expected profit as it unexpectedly added pay-TV subscribers in the fourth quarter. Dish said it added about 28,000 net subscribers to its satellite TV and Sling TV streaming services in the three months ended Dec. 31. That compared to a loss of approximately 12,000 subscribers in the same period in 2015. Analysts on average had estimated Dish would lose 87,000 subscribers, according to market research firm FactSet StreetAccount. Shar...
With cable bills routinely topping $200, it’s no surprise that people’s frustration with their television service is growing. And while cutting the cable is a great way to save a significant amount of money in the long run, ending those subscriptions can be a terrifying prospect. That’s because this new, streaming world is akin to the Wild West--there are innumerable streaming services and devices to choose from, but the conveniences you’re used will take investigation an...
Today, Sling TV celebrated the second anniversary of its launch with CEO Roger Lynch taking to Periscope to answer questions, while the company announced a free trial of its Orange service this weekend, and free HBO and Starz previews later this month. The post Sling TV celebrates its second birthday with a free preview weekend and more appeared first on Digital Trends.