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...
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...
While Netflix is still the most dominant streaming platform used over the internet, it's got some competition -- YouTube. Of the 53% of households with Wi-Fi in the United States that use at least one streaming service, 75% of them use Netflix, according to a new comScore study. But YouTube is not too far behind, with 53% of those households using it. The new study, which uses data collected in Dec. 2016, focused on how more Americans are watching over-the-top content -- or content that can be v...
Just in case Xfinity doesn’t offer enough services, the cable and internet provider is making the leap into another industry: wireless phone service. Xfinity Mobile is the latest big push from the company, famous for “bundling” its cable TV, internet and landline services. Now, if they want, users can quadruple bundle. On this week’s episode of Geared Up, hosts Todd Bishop and Andru Edwards say it seems like a good deal for some, but they aren’t convinced it’...
YouTube enters into the television market today by offering over 50 broadcast TV channels to watch live. As Google made the official announcement in February, the video-sharing site now combines live stream channels and cable networks such as AMC Networks, ESPN, FX, IFC and more, for $35 USD a month. This would compete with Direct TV's most basic package starting at $50 USD, but with 150+ channels. Although this is a major game changer for Google, the subscription service is offered only in New ...
YouTube's live TV streaming service, YouTube TV, is finally available in select locations. We've got all the details on the new service, including pricing, features, and special offers. The post YouTube TV, Google’s live TV streaming service, begins rollout in select locations appeared first on Digital Trends.
Google's television streaming service is finally online. The search giant said that its YouTube TV service is available in five metropolitan areas: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The new service, which costs $35 monthly, includes channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, and Fox Sports Networks. It challenges conventional cable TV at a time when increasing numbers of people are cutting the so-called cord and switching to online-only services like Sling TV...
Cord cutters looking for yet another way to watch television without subscribing to cable or satellite providers got a new option on Wednesday with the launch of YouTube TV. Google-owned YouTube announced in a blog post that its new service was now available in five major U.S. markets — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia — with more markets coming soon. The monthly membership cost is $35 and YouTube was offering a free, one-month trial to draw people i...
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 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...
Google is launching YouTube TV, a standalone streaming TV service with cloud DVR. Sports fandom has been the one pressing reason to stick with the cable companies for more than Internet. This service should make it possible for many sports fans to cut the cord. Here’s a breakdown. Strengths NFL: You get basically every game you were going to get already, unless you are an inveterate football fiend who needs Sunday Ticket and Red Zone. Truth be told, if you’re willing to find a plac...
YouTube announced its new cable-style streaming TV service, known simply as YouTube TV, to considerable fanfare on Tuesday. But as a rival to regular television, it has some significant holes, and that says a lot about the TV business right now. For some cord-cutters who don’t watch a lot of regular television--especially sports--YouTube TV might seem like a pretty great deal at $35 a month. It has 40 or so channels of broadcast and cable TV, including NBC, ABC, the USA Network and Fox. ES...
YouTube has finally unveiled its long-awaited live TV streaming service, dubbed YouTube TV. It will launch soon in major U.S. markets for $35 per month, with more cities to follow after launch. The post YouTube TV is streaming giant’s answer to services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue appeared first on Digital Trends.
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...