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DISH blames AT&T as HBO goes dark for first time

HBO has disappeared from US pay TV operator DISH Network’s platform after the pair failed to agree on carriage terms, leading the operator to claim that the move is evidence of AT&T’s power to harm competition in the wake of its merger with Time Warner. The dispute marks the first time that the US premium […]

AT&T plans streaming service launch for 2019

AT&T plans to launch a new streaming service that builds on HBO and WarnerMedia content for the fourth quarter of 2019. The news was announced via an 8-K filing this week, where AT&T elaborated on its plans. “We are committed to launching a compelling and competitive product that will serve as a complement to our […]

AT&T rebrands ad unit to Xandr, agrees addressable TV ad deals

AT&T has rebranded its ad unit to Xandr, describing it as a “new kind of ad company” that will leverage data, premium content, advanced ad technology and AT&T’s distribution across wireless, video and broadband. Xandr will include all aspects of the existing AT&T advertising and analytics businesses and is designed help advertisers and publishers find […]

AT&T acquires Chernin’s stake in Otter Media

AT&T has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. Otter Media, a subscription, advertising and content company, comprises of wholly-owned subsidiary Ellation, an online subscription video service provider, with offerings under the Crunchyroll and VRV brands, as well as a full-service digital media company, Fullscreen. Otter […]

US DOJ outlines reasoning behind AT&T-Time Warner appeal

The US District Court’s greenlighting of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner merger was only possible because of Judge Richard Leon’s “erroneously ignoring fundamental principles of economics and common sense”, according to the Department of Justice. Outlining the reasons for its appeal against the judge’s rejection of its case that the merger should not go through […]

US pay TV subscriber losses mount

The top 10 US pay TV providers recorded a total net loss of over 358,000 subscribers in the second quarter, with gains for OTT TV options DirecTV Now and Sling TV only partially offsetting losses from their parent companies and the cable operators, according to Informitv’s latest Multiscreen Index. According to the latest edition of […]

Department of Justice chances of success ‘remote’, says AT&T chief

The possibility that the US Department of Justice will succeed in overturning a court decision that enabled AT&T to go ahead with its acquisition of Time Warner is “remote”, according to AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson. Stephenson told CNBC that the DOJ’s intervention “changes nothing” in relation to the company’s plans to integrate Time Warner […]

US Department of Justice to appeal AT&T Time-Warner ruling

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is to appeal the court decision approving the merger of AT&T and Time Warner in a move that surprised the US telecom giant. “The Court’s decision could hardly have been more thorough, fact-based, and well-reasoned.  While the losing party in litigation always has the right to appeal if it […]

AT&T backs mixed reality firm Magic Leap

AT&T has invested in Magic Leap, completing the mixed reality firm’s previously-announced Series D funding round. While the value of AT&T’s investment was not disclosed, the deal establishes AT&T as the exclusive wireless distributor of Magic Leap products for consumers in the US. “We’ve joined with AT&T because we believe in a combined vision of […]

Reese Witherspoon VOD service launches with AT&T

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and AT&T will be debuting two new female-driven series on DirectTV, DirectTV Now and U-Verse with the launch of the Hello Sunshine VOD channel. The series will include Witherspoon’s first unscripted title Shine On with Reese, which premiers on July 17. It will also feature The Home Edit’s Master the Mess, premiering September […]

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