AT&T's DirecTV Now Looking Like a Bargain for Consumers

DirecTV Now, AT&T’s online streaming service that will offer a lot of DirecTV’s content without the need for a satellite dish, will cost only $35 a month when it launches at the end of November.

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AT&T Baits Pay-TV Hooks With Unlimited Mobile Data


AT&T on Tuesday began offering unlimited mobile data to its pay TV customers. New or existing DirecTV and U-Verse TV subscribers can get unlimited talk, text and data for $100 per month. AT&T will charge $40 for two additional phones, and a fourth phone will be free. Subscribers can add smartwatches and certain connected devices to their unlimited plans for $10 per device. They can add feature phones for $25 per device. Tablets are eligible for inclusion for $40 or $10 for 1 GB per month.

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The Transformational AT&T, DirecTV Merger


AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV is more than a merger — it is a transformational event that could change the entire television space. It has the potential to create such intense competition that it very well could transform the entire television space — meaning cable TV, satellite TV and IPTV — and blend it with wireless. It means more choice and more innovation. Remember what AT&T did with Apple’s iPhone a few short years ago? Those two companies’ collaboration transformed the entire wireless industry.

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FTC Goes to Bat for Duped DirecTV Customers


The Federal Trade Commission last week charged DirecTV with deceptive advertising practices in a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. DirecTV, which has been in discussions over a potential merger with AT&T, currently has more than 20 million subscribers across the United States. It is the largest provider of multichannel video direct-to-home satellite television services.

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NFL Sunday Ticket coming to iOS, Mac for 2014 season with no satellite subscription needed

Satellite television provider DirecTV looks set to offer a standalone subscription to its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package for the first time, meaning cord-cutting football fans can follow the action this fall on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac without mounting a dish to their roof.



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AT&T, DirecTV Merger Could Hamper Cord-Cutting


AT&T’s planned merger with DirecTV is far from a done deal. Among the objections that have been raised is one stemming from a filing this week with the Federal Communications Commission. There is now concern that the merger would make it more difficult for consumers to cut their cable-TV cords. The companies told the FCC in a public interest statement that the merger is the only way they would be able to compete with the likes of Comcast and Time Warner Cable — two companies that also have a pending merger.

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AT&T Gambles on DirecTV


AT&T has agreed to acquire DirecTV in order to expand its consumer offerings across additional platforms and better compete in the ever-evolving telecom industry. The merger of the U.S.’ second-largest wireless provider and second-largest pay-TV company would be worth about $48.5 billion. With the inclusion of DirecTV’s net debt, the total transaction value would rise to $67.1 billion. AT&T will pay $95 — $28.50 in cash and $66.50 in stock — for each share of DirecTV, about 10 percent above DirecTV’s closing price last week.

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AT&T May Be Suiting Up to Battle Comcast


AT&T has been negotiating to buy DirecTV for close to $50 billion, based on reports that surfaced Monday. The deal, which has not been confirmed by the companies, could close within a few weeks. The current option on the table, according to anonymous sources, would be largely a stock trade but it would include some cash, with AT&T offering in the low- to mid-$90s per share for DirecTV. That would be roughly a 20 percent premium over its current stock price, and it would value the company at close to $48 billion.

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