AT&T Announces Agreement to Deliver i24NEWS to U-Verse and DIRECTV Customers

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  1. Athlon646464

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    From a story here: AT&T Announces Agreement to Deliver i24NEWS to U-Verse and DIRECTV Customers

    New York – November 18, 2019 – AT&T* (NYSE: T) today announces that it has reached a multi-year distribution agreement to deliver i24NEWS, the international news and current affairs network owned by Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), to U-Verse and DIRECTV customers across the United States. i24NEWS launched today on U-Verse and will launch on DIRECTV in the near future.
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    What the ...

    What's all the hype about this altice channel?

    I think fios just added it as well ...

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  3. Athlon646464

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    Hype? What hype?

    A quick search here shows two obscure mentions of the channel from 2014 in the Dish section along with your post copying this one in the D* Channel Anticipation section.

    I never heard of the channel before today...
     
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  4. James Long

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    It is called a press release. Many companies put them out to announce achievements. No hype.
     
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    I said hype cause att is now the 2nd provider to add altice channels


    Previously news 12 and i24 was exclusive.to altice

    Now all the sudden multiple providers want to add it ...


    Vz might be slightly different as they ended fios 1 for news 12 / i24


    Correction I think.spectrum also has news 12/i24

    So now att/d* will be the 3rd provider...


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  6. SamC

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    I am assuming this is a pay to play or time buy channel, or at least being provided at no charge.

    I never heard of this channel before today, but it looks like it covers news from Africa, India, and the Middle East; news for people who immigrated from there; and news about Israel and Jewish issues. That is a niche of a niche of a niche.
     
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    Comcast also added it (in HD, amazingly) a few months ago, but ONLY available as an X1/IP-only channel, along with other IP-only channels like Newsmax HD, Z-Living HD & Hallmark Drama HD.
     
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    Elections coming, so another "news" (propaganda) channel to brain wash you.
     
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  11. Athlon646464

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    Breaking: (Hype) IT GOES LIVE MONDAY - NOVEMBER 25 (Hype)

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    Comcast xfinity also carries i24. So, once it gets added by AT&T (for both DirecTV and U–verse), i24 will be available on the cable-television lineups of the nation’s Top 2 providers.
     
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    You "could" be right! Lol...
     
  14. AngryManMLS

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    Now that they are adding this... could they freaking add Al Jazeera English as well. Yeah I know it's on YouTube blah blah blah.....
     
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  16. AngryManMLS

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    Which at this point why bother carrying? A good chunk of DirecTV's customer base won't be able to watch due to being in areas that lack high speed internet. Either carry it like any other channel or don't bother.
     
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    Not sure , but this will be the 2nd altice owned channel that is internet based.



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  18. dishrich

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    Not to mention it ONLY works on Genie's & mini's at that, nor obviously can you record the stream...so many subs won't even bother watching it, if they can't record it like any other (satellite) channel. :rolleyes:
     

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