It has been a busy couple of weeks for AT&T -- last week it had announced that it had completed its buy out of Time Warner, while dealing with some speculation that after finishing this mega merger deal, it might now move on to getting its hands on Otter Media (which the carrier partially owns together with The Chernin Group).
After officially announcing that it has completed its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T has now revealed its plans of introducing a $15 per month sports-free TV streaming service that will focus on Time Warner’s Turner collection of channels, which include CNN, TBS, TNT (but with no basketball -- because the whole set up is sports-free), and even Cartoon Network. But there is no HBO though.
Soccer (also known as football across the globe, except for America) is considered by many as the world’s most popular sport, and every four years, the beautiful game reaches fever pitch through the FIFA World Cup. For the 2018 edition of this glorious tournament, Russia will be playing host for a whole month, starting on June 14th until July 15th of this year. Okay, it is a major bummer that the United States did not qualify for this summer’s event, but that does not mean that people can’t enjoy watching the games. So here goes …
Hulu has formally started offering the beta version of its live TV service, which provides consumers access to over 50 channels for a price of $39.99 a month. The list of channels will include familiar options such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and local affiliates, together with ESPN, CNN, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, FX, and USA Network, just to name a few content providers.
The iPhone maker has now included HBO Go to its list of TV streamers that come with support for Apple’s single sign-on feature. For those who want to read the full list, you can head to this official Apple support page, or scroll down below at the end of this post.
To bring new and exclusive video content to its Go90 mobile video streaming service, the biggest wireless carrier in the United States is planning to take an estimated 24.5 percent stake in AwesomenessTV, a video company owned by Dreamworks.
Since February of last year, at least five virtual multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) services have been introduced. Granted, some of these are still in their testing stages, but there are a number that are already made widely available for consumers. With an approach that sticks to the basics in delivering video content to customers, these MVPD services look to threaten pay TV services which rely on customer premises equipment (CPE), truck rolls, and credit checks. Let’s take a look at some of them:
Apparently so. As confirmed by Brian Roberts, the chief executive officer of Comcast, during a quarterly earnings conference just recently, one of the big names in cable television is indeed planning to launch a wireless service born of its agreement with Verizon Wireless back about four years ago.
When cell phone service providers first introduced data plans, everyone had an unlimited amount to use each month for a single, equal charge. Currently, there are cellphone data tiers that users must choose for their particular plan to access the Internet on-the-go. This same concept is being introduced by several cable companies for their household broadband access. Consumers will pay for a certain amount of data each month based on their needs. This new billing strategy is actually beneficial for every party involved when it is analyzed from several different angles.