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DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now (or simply DTV Now[1]) is a subscription streaming television service by AT&T, which allows subscribers in the United States to stream programming from cable channels without the long term commitment. The service was launched on November 30, 2016.[2][3] As of December 2017, the service has 1 million subscribers.[4] The data used by the service is zero rated for AT&T Mobility customers while on the AT&T network, as well as T-Mobile US customers who have the carrier's "Binge On" feature enabled.[5]

DirecTV Now
Subsidiary
Industry Pay television
Founded November 30, 2016; 12 months ago (2016-11-30)
Founder AT&T
Headquarters El Segundo, California, United States
Area served
United States
Key people
Randall Stephenson CEO
Services OTT Internet Television
Owner AT&T
Parent AT&T Communications
Website www.directvnow.com

On July 13, 2017, it was reported that AT&T is going to introduce a cloud-based DVR streaming service as part of its effort to create a unified platform across DirecTV and DirecTV Now streaming service, with U-verse to be added soon.[6][7][8]

On September 12, 2017, it was reported that AT&T is planning to launch a brand new cable TV-like service for delivery over-the-top over its own or a competitor's broadband network sometime next year.[9] On same month, in a study by Tivo it was found to be the most aligned with consumers' preferences among other competing services.[10]

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ProgrammingEdit

The service offers linear channels from major media conglomerates like A&E, AMC, CBS, Discovery, Disney, Fox, MLB, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Turner, and Univision. The service also allows users to add on HBO, Showtime, Starz, & Cinemax for an additional fee, with access to HBO Go, Showtime on Demand, Starz on Demand, & Max GO included, respectively.

Supported devicesEdit

On launch, the service is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast hardware.

Supported DirecTV Now devices include:

TV-connectedEdit

MobileEdit

Web browserEdit

ContentEdit

DirecTV Now currently offers four programming packages, along with four premium networks.[11]

Package name Channels Price
Live a Little A&E, ABC†, AMC, Animal Planet, Audience, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg, Bravo, CBS†, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, Cartoon Network, CMT, CNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN 2, Food Network, Fox†, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, FS1, Freeform, FX, FXX, Galavisión, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, HLN, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MSNBC, MTV, MTV2, National Geographic Channel, NBC†, NBCSN, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, One America News, RFD-TV, Spike, SyFy, TBS, TCM, TeenNick, Telemundo†, TLC, TNT, TruTV, TV Land, Univision, USA, Velocity, VH1, Viceland, WeTV, and WeatherNation $35/month
Just Right AWE, Big Ten Network, CNBC World, NBC Sports Regional Networks‡, Comedy TV, Cooking Channel, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox Sports Networks‡, Fuse, Fusion, GSN, IFC, Justice Central, MLB Network, Nicktoons, OWN, Pop, Science, SEC Network, SundanceTV, Tennis Channel, Travel Channel, TV One, UniMás, The Weather Channel, and YES $50/month
Go Big American Heroes Channel, BBC World News, BET Her, CBS Sports Network, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY Network, FM, FS2, FXM, FYI, Golf Channel, LMN, Logo, MTV Classic, Nat Geo Wild, NBA TV, NHL Network, Olympic Channel, Oxygen, Revolt, Universal Kids, TVG, and Universo $60/month
Gotta Have It Boomerang, Chiller, El Rey, Starz Encore, and Univision Deportes Network $70/month
Add-ons
HBO* (live linear feeds and On Demand) $5/month
Cinemax (live linear feeds and On Demand) $5/month
Showtime (live linear feeds and On Demand) $8/month
Starz (live linear feeds and On Demand) $8/month
† Live programming is only promised in selected markets.
‡ NBC Sports and Fox Sports regional networks (including YES Network) depending on region.
* Free for AT&T wireless subscribers with Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice plans.[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/25/atts-streaming-service-directv-now-nears-half-a-million-subscribers/
  2. ^ Gryta, Thomas (26 November 2016). "As AT&T's DirecTV Now Streaming Service Is Unveiled, Watch the Details". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "AT&T Sets DirecTV Now Launch Event for Nov. 28". Variety. Variety. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "DIRECTV NOW Has 1 Million Reasons to Celebrate 1 Year of Service". AT&T. December 5, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ https://www.t-mobile.com/offer/binge-on-streaming-video-list.html
  6. ^ Lawler, Richard (July 13, 2017). "AT&T's 'next-gen' TV platform rollout will start on DirecTV Now". Engadget. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ Lieberman, David (July 13, 2017). "AT&T To Offer Cloud-Based DVR To Streaming Services". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ Frankel, Daniel (July 13, 2017). "DirecTV Now to finally get cloud DVR as part of AT&T video platform rollout". Fierce Cable. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ Engebretson, Joan (September 12, 2017). "AT&T CEO: Bye-Bye DirecTV, Hello AT&T OTT Video". Telecompetitor. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 
  10. ^ Baumgartner, Jeff (September 27, 2017). "Among OTTs, DirecTV Now Most Aligned With Customers' Preferences: Study". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ "DIRECTV NOW channel lineups and comparison by package". DirecTVNow.com. AT&T. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ "DIRECTV NOW is Expanding Their FREE HBO Deal". Cord Cutters News. September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 

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