Topic: satellite operator
AT&T is reportedly under pressure again to sell off its DirecTV business as the satellite TV industry continues to rapidly lose customers.
Dish Network’s net video subscriber losses swelled to 413,000 as the coronavirus pandemic took a severe toll on the satellite provider’s business.
AT&T TV is being positioned as the company’s shiny new alternative to its freefalling DirecTV business, but it will clearly need more time.
AT&T has posted its first-quarter earnings and once again video subscriber losses for the operator have soared past the one million mark.
Dish Network has reportedly cut jobs and begun re-evaluating its operations as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted its business.
AT&T is using its premium channel HBO as a carrot to lure in new subscribers for its DirecTV and AT&T TV video services.
Both AT&T and Charter are extending free previews of Showtime and other premium channels to subscribers who are stuck at home due to COVID-19.
Dish Network has set short-term carriage agreements with some broadcasters as access to coronavirus information outweighs contract negotiations.
AT&T has officially gone nationwide with its new AT&T TV streaming service. That means DirecTV and U-verse are officially old news.
The U.S. satellite TV industry is crashing back down to earth.