AT&T is experimenting with ways to sell its mobile services to DirecTV customers, according to analysts at Jefferies.
More than 8 billion devices were connected to the web by the end of 2015, according to fresh data from IHS, averaging four devices per household around the world. And Netflix has a presence on many of them.
AT&T appears to be giving Verizon a run for its money in the Yahoo sweepstakes.
Tony Goncalves, AT&T senior VP of strategy and business development, described the pay-TV industry's dabble into skinny bundling as a trend that cannot last.
Forum Communications blacked out three North Dakota ABC affiliates on DirecTV Thursday right before the stations were set to broadcast the highly rated first game of the NBA Finals.
Verizon's Go90 is gradually gaining traction but faces "an uphill battle" against other mobile video and social networking apps and services, according to a study by UBS analysts.
Fixed-line cable and broadband companies are beginning to dip their toes into mobile, while wireless service providers are gradually expanding into media. AT&T, for instance, acquired DirecTV and then launched unlimited data to users who subscribed to both mobile and video services, and Verizon is rapidly building out its Go90 offering. Meanwhile, Cablevision is hoping to gain traction with its Freewheel smartphone service, and Google's Project Fi may someday threaten traditional mobile carriers with its Wi-Fi-first model.
A flurry of antitrust lawsuits filed by both residential and commercial customers against DirecTV (NYSE: T) and the NFL over the exclusivity of NFL Sunday Ticket out-of-market games has been combined into a nationwide class action complaint, with law firm Robins Kaplan LLP selected as the co-lead for the plaintiffs.
AT&T may have set DirecTV as its new video delivery platform, but in order to cross sell customers a suite of complementary wireline broadband and wireless services, the telco is looking to bring commonality to its installation processes.
AT&T's Ralph de la Vega said he is not concerned about the decline in the number of the carrier's postpaid phone customers because of the growth of AT&T's Cricket prepaid wireless business. And he said that AT&T has a significant cross-selling opportunity following its acquisition of pay-TV company DirecTV.