AT&T's WarnerMedia to Launch New Streaming Service in Fourth Quarter of 2019

AT&T's WarnerMedia is working on its own streaming service to compete with Netflix, Hulu, Disney, and others, the company announced today.

According to AT&T, the upcoming streaming service is "another benefit" of the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. AT&T says it is committed to launching a "compelling and competitive product" that helps the company expand its reach.


AT&T's streaming service will include the WarnerMedia collection of films, television series, animation, documentaries, and more. The plan is to "create such a compelling product" that it will help distributors increase customer penetration and help AT&T reach additional customers.

AT&T already owns DirecTV and offers live streaming content through DirecTV Now, HBO Go, and HBO Now.

At the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit on Wednesday, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey said that HBO will be a "lead brand" in the new service. From CNBC:
"Around HBO will come a great library of additional content from not only the WarnerMedia properties but also some selective third party licensed content," Stankey said. "And the driver behind this is really straight forward. We know there's customers who love to engage with our content -- we've got a great history of building it -- much of which they can't get in one place."
Along with HBO, the service will include content from Turner and Warner Bros.

According to Stankey, the new streaming service will feature a "compelling price point" when it launches in the fourth quarter of 2019.



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2 weeks ago
Let’s try fixing DirecTV Now first.
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2 weeks ago
Damm... we have DirecTV Now, Watch ATT... another one... how about merging into 1 and making this really good, a la carte (really a la carte, channel by channel) service.
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2 weeks ago
Just what everyone wanted—another streaming service! Right. We’ve torn down the cable model and have simply rebuilt it on streaming. Good job guys.
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2 weeks ago
We need updated consumer focused anti-trust laws. Interent based TV is turning into death by a thousand streaming services which will prevent consumers from ever cutting the card. Under no circumstances should ISP’s be allowed to merge with content creators or content distributors or at the very least there needs to be regulations in place preventing them from holding the content they own hostage from other streaming service providers or ISPs that want to offer their content. We need net neutrality and we need to separate ISP’s from content creators / distributors. You can be one or the other. Pick one.
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1 week ago
This is going to turn into cable 2.0 with each streaming service being what a cable package once was. Want channels A, B, and C? Well you have to subscribe to this streaming service, but it also comes with D through J, which you don’t watch. Oh you want channels X, Y, and Z too? Well those are actually on a completely different streaming service that you’ll have to pay another monthly bill for. But hey it comes with channels N through T at least, even if you don’t watch them. Enjoy the days where Hulu and Netflix covers 95% of your viewing habits while it lasts.
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2 weeks ago
Meanwhile, on Monday, DIRECTV Now was completely down for three hours.
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2 weeks ago

Damm... we have DirecTV Now, Watch ATT... another one... how about merging into 1 and making this really good, a la carte (really a la carte, channel by channel) service.


But it's the consumer that's wrong, not them.
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2 weeks ago
I would like to remind folks that this will be the 9th OTT streaming service that AT&T will have operating under WarnerMedia (the others being HBO Now, Boomerang, FilmStruck, DC Universe, DramaFever, Crunchyroll, VRV, and Rooster Teeth First).
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2 weeks ago
I use to be able to stream DirecTV Now on my Apple TV 4K using a VPN on my router, but DirecTV are doing something I haven't come across before, and I don't think It's just blocking IP's. att owns DirecTV, right?
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2 weeks ago

Damm... we have DirecTV Now, Watch ATT... another one... how about merging into 1 and making this really good, a la carte (really a la carte, channel by channel) service.

Merging into 1 you already have.
It’s called Cable TV
Merging into 1 does not equal a la carte or in your words “channel by channel”.
People wishing to make up there own individual channel cable packages may be waiting a long time, maybe forever.
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