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AT&T Unveils 'DirecTV Now' Streaming Television Service

AT&T today announced the debut of a new DirecTV-branded streaming television service, DirecTV Now, which will include various channel bundles at prices ranging from $35 to $70. Packages will include live sports, on-demand content, premium channels, and popular shows. DirecTV Now will be available starting on November 30, and will give customers the chance to sign up for four different bundles: - Live a Little - $35 / month (60+ channels) - Just Right - $50 / month (80+ channels) - Go Big - $60 / month (100+ channels) - Gotta Have it - $70 / month (120+ channels) Customers can check out any of the above packages for free for seven days from the DirecTV Now website, and to celebrate the launch of the service, the "Go Big" package is available for $35 per month for a limited time. Premium channels like HBO and Cinemax can be added to a package for an additional $5 per channel. On its November 30 launch date, DirecTV Now will be available on both iOS devices and the Apple TV through a dedicated app. AT&T is even offering a special Apple TV deal, giving customers a free Apple TV with the purchase of three months of pre-paid DirecTV Now service. On its November 30 launch date, DirecTV Now will be available on both iOS devices and the Apple TV through a dedicated app. It will also be available via the web and on Android and Amazon devices. Along with DirecTV Now, AT&T also announced two additional video streaming services, "FreeView" and "Fullscreen." FreeView is an ad-supported offering that allows customers to watch some DirecTV television content free

AT&T to Target Cord Cutters With Late 2016 Launch of 'DirecTV Now' Streaming Video Service

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson today confirmed that the company is planning to launch an online streaming video service, called DirecTV Now, sometime in the fourth quarter of 2016 (via CNET). Featuring "very, very aggressive price points," the service is said to include more than 100 premium channels and will come in app form on smartphones, tablets, and set-top boxes, although the specifics of the launch were kept to a minimum. Stephenson remarked on the company's ability to introduce the service at a low price point, due to the fact that DirecTV Now won't require customer visits and installation, and "all of the ordering, customer service and billing is done digitally, reducing the need for more traditional tech support." The streaming service will also provide the option between one and two streams per household, with customers able to increase simultaneous streaming by paying a little more each month. Cord cutters have seen an explosion of options when it comes to streaming video, including services like Hulu, Netflix and HBO Go. But cobbling these services together is costly and complicated, which is why many consumers still stick with the easier package deal of a cable subscription. AT&T believes it can offer something more attractive. The company plans to initially go after the 20 million households with no pay TV subscription, Stephenson said. When asked if DirecTV Now could threaten its traditional DirecTV business, Stephenson acknowledged some risk. But "that's a good sign," he said. "If you don't see them threatening your legacy products, 99 percent of

Bloomberg TV and DirecTV Debut New Live Streaming Services for iPad

Financial media and data company Bloomberg today launched a new Bloomberg TV+ app for the iPad, offering free, ad-supported live streaming of the financial news channel.- Live TV: Bloomberg Television Live 24-hours a day - Featured videos: The biggest business stories right now prioritized by importance - Last 24 Hours: All the important business stories from the last 24 hours - Exclusive interviews with the most influential people in business, finance and investment - Original content produced for mobile - Bloomberg's critically acclaimed shows on demandBloomberg TV+ also allows users to download video content for offline viewing, view bonus content, set reminders for live shows, and share videos via social media and email. Meanwhile, satellite television provider DirecTV yesterday updated its iPad app to provide free live TV for subscribers. Like several other similar apps from cable companies such as Time Warner, DirecTV customers can only view live TV on their iPads while in their home and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as their DirecTV HD DVR.What's new Turn your iPad into a portable TV and watch your favorite shows in any room of your home. - Quickly scroll through a list of channels available to watch on your iPad with a dedicated “Live TV Streaming” Module. - Get tips in the help section to guide you through features in the app. - Set parental controls to block live TV channels viewed on the iPad. - Change start and end times to add padding to a program when setting a recording.DirecTV is offering an initial batch of over three dozen