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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 […]

AT&T may be planning new OTT TV initiative

AT&T may be planning to effectively launch a new OTT TV offering following its acquisition of all of Otter Media, its streaming joint venture with The Chernin Group, according to a report by Digiday. According to the report, Vrv, the subscription streaming video platform owned by Otter Media, has been in talks with broadcaster about […]

Turner CEO to leave company

Turner CEO John Martin is to depart the company as AT&T completes its $85bn acquisition of Time Warner. The news was revealed by AT&T Entertainment boss John Stankey in a company memo to staff. He said: “You’ll note that we have changed how Turner is organised given that John Martin will no longer be with […]

AT&T finalises acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T has finalised an $85 (£60.34bn) billion acquisition of Time Warner, after a US federal judge ruled that the deal would be legal earlier this week. The move has been on hold for a near seven months, after the Trump administration blocked it. The administration argued that a merger between the companies would harm consumers. […]

US judge accepts AT&T Time Warner merger without conditions

A US Federal judge has ruled that AT&T’s US$85 billion acquistion of Time Warner is legal, without placing any conditions on the merger of the telecom and media giants. Shares in Time Warner jumped on the news. US District Court judge Richard Leon urged the US government not to seek a stay in implementing the […]

SVOD customer satisfaction far exceeding that of pay TV

Customer satisfaction with streaming video services such as Netflix in the US far exceeds that for traditional pay TV services, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an annual survey of consumer attitudes to services including pay TV, video streaming, ISPs and fixed and wireless phone. Customer satisfaction with pay TV services fell 3.1% […]

US top 10 TV providers lost 200k subs in Q1

The top 10 TV service providers in the US lost over 200,000 customers between them in Q1 2018, according to Informitv’s Multiscreen Index. According to the research outfit, there were 373,000 fewer satellite subscribers and 245,000 fewer cable TV customers among the top 10 US providers at the end of the quarter. Over the same […]

Stephenson reveals AT&T plan for new low-cost skinny bundle service

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has revealed that the US telco is to launch a new ‘skinny bundle’ OTT TV offering called AT&T Watch that will be available for US$15 (€12) a month, or free of charge to AT&T wireless subscribers. Stephenson unexpectedly revealed the telco’s plans for the service while giving evidence in court, where […]