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Analysts skeptical on AT&T/DirecTV bundling, think OTT mobile video offer could be coming

Now that AT&T's deal with DirecTV is done and the company is moving to bundle wireless service with a national video offering, financial and industry analysts are divided over whether or not AT&Ts wireless business will see any material benefit from doing so.

AT&T to stop investing in U-verse CPE, will move to new in-home architecture using DirecTV system

AT&T said it plans to stop investing in its U-verse CPE platform and will instead use a "derivative" of DirecTV's in-home equipment to create a new, in-home TV product that the company said will display content from AT&T and others. The company also said users would be able to access the same content while outside the home.

AT&T to stream DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket to homes that can't get satellite reception

AT&T said it will now offer a live-streaming version of the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket programming package to residents of apartments, condominiums and other buildings that render them unable to install a DirecTV satellite dish.

DirecTV lost 133K subs in Q2; pushes pay-TV's total quarterly cord-cutting carnage past 500K

AT&T quietly revealed a regulatory filing that its just-acquired DirecTV asset lost 133,000 satellite TV subscribers in the second quarter, putting an appropriate coda on a week in which cord-cutting concerns graduated to panic.

Pay-TV shed over 300K video customers in Q2, cord-cutting on par with 2014

Cable, satellite and telco-based TV operators lost more than 300,000 video customers in the second quarter, a tally on par with the nearly 320,000 subscribers lost during the same period of 2014.

Pac-12 chief still 'optimistic' AT&T will solve its DirecTV problem, but has no idea when

The Pac-12 Network will enter its fourth year-- and fourth college football season-- of operation without a lynchpin carriage deal on DirecTV.

AT&T combines wireless, DirecTV service starting at $200/month

Less than two weeks after AT&T closed its $48.5 billion deal to buy DirecTV, it's crowing about its ability to do what no other U.S. wireless carrier can: sell bundled nationwide TV service. AT&T is offering a discount for its wireless customers to get them to sign up for DirecTV service and is throwing in credits and other benefits to sweeten the offer.

AT&T bundles wireless with DirecTV pay-TV services … again

A little over a week after closing its $49 billion takeover of DirecTV, AT&T has already debuted an asterisk-heavy bundled promotion that combines pay-TV and wireless services.

What should AT&T do now with DirecTV? Wireless analyst has the plan

Mark Lowenstein, managing director of Mobile Ecosystem, admits he's never been a big fan of AT&T's $49 billion DirecTV purchase. "Pay-TV is not a growing business, and I believe AT&T's dollars would have been better spent expanding its broadband business in the U.S.," he writes in FierceWireless.

Lowenstein's View: What should AT&T do now that it owns DirecTV?

AT&T completed its acquisition of DirecTV last week, about a year after it was first announced. To be honest, I was never a big fan of this move. Pay TV is not a growing business, and I believe AT&T's dollars would have been better spent expanding its broadband business in the U.S. But now that AT&T owns DirecTV and its 20 million U.S. subscribers (plus 19 million in Latin America), what should we expect?