Topic: satellite operator
For a long time now, quarterly earnings season has practically been guaranteed to be a bad time for the DirecTV brand. But this round of results has been particularly brutal for AT&T’s satellite operator.
Dish Network’s second-quarter results were marked by a significant decrease in satellite subscriber losses and continued (albeit slow) growth at Sling TV.
AT&T reported losing nearly one million video subscribers between its DirecTV and DirecTV Now services as the company’s pay TV woes continued in the second quarter.
European satellite operator Eutelsal is investing €10 million (approximately $11.13 million) into video tech vendor Broadpeak to help advance next-gen video services.
AT&T’s new DirecTV streaming service, due out later this year, is being packaged with a proprietary Android TV-based streaming device. But the service might also be available through apps on third-party devices.
AT&T is planning to officially launch its new streaming version of the full DirecTV product in the third quarter of 2019 and John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, lavished some high praise upon it.
AT&T said this week that it will begin offering free streaming broadcast TV app Locast on both its DirecTV and U-verse pay TV platforms.
After a round of rotten figures for cord-cutting, a new study gives cable and satellite operators yet another number to fear.
Dish Network today said it’s buying EchoStar’s Broadcast Satellite Service (BSS) business in an all-stock transaction that values the business at about $800 million.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that DirecTV’s rapid subscriber base decline will continue this year as his company lets lower revenue customers leave the service as their contracts expire.