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US subscribers to OTT pay TV services climbs 119%

The number of US subscribers to over-the-top delivered pay TV services like Sling TV, DirecTV Now and YouTube TV grew by 119% year-on-year to 6.73 million in Q2, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s second quarter US pay TV update said that while the entire virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) market is growing, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

US pay TV providers lost 405,000 video subscribers in Q3

The largest pay TV providers in the US lost about 405,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter of 2017, compared to a loss of about 250,000 subscribers in Q3 2016. This is according to Leichtman Research Group, which analysed stats for cable, satellite and telco operators in the US that account for 92.2 million […]

AT&T could be looking to Android TV as DirecTV sub losses mount

AT&T is set to introduce a new Android TV-based set-top box that could be used as a replacement technology for DirecTV’s satellite platform, according to a report in Variety, which spotted the telco’s FCC filing for the device. The new box, referred to as the C71KW-400, is described in the relevant documents as an ‘AT&T/DirecTV […]

DirecTV Now launches on Roku

AT&T’s video streaming service, DirecTV Now, has launched on Roku devices in the US. The service offers more than 20,000 on-demand shows and movies and over 120 live channels, with users able to choose different monthly pricing packages – ranging from US$35 to US$70 per-month. The channel line-up includes ABC, AMC, BBC America, Bravo, Comedy […]

Verizon ‘planning its own streaming service’

US telco Verizon is the process of securing rights to launch its own OTT TV streaming service, according to press reports. According to Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, the US service provider plans to launch a service with live TV channels this summer that will be separate from its existing Go90 on-demand service and its FiOS […]

Starz strikes deal with DirecTV streaming service

Starz has inked a deal with AT&T’s DirecTV that will see its channels launch on the pay TV platform’s streaming service. Lionsgate-owned Starz has been aggressively expanding its TV Everywhere and streaming footprint in the US and the new agreement will see the Starz and Starz Encore services launch on DirecTV Now. The channels will […]