AT&T TV Launches Nationwide Feb. 2020

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CraigerM, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Dec 12, 2019 #1 of 781
    CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

    1,670
    104
    Apr 15, 2014
    St. Louis
    I hope they add more streams, maybe have the same 7 HD streams that the HS-17 has? They also don’t have two main channels in my area that I like 11 and 24.

    AT&T TV launches nationwide in February 2020


    AT&T Communications CEO Jeff McElfresh, speaking today at Barclays Global TMT Conference, said that AT&T TV will officially launch in February 2020 and that it, along with HBO Max, will spearhead a “market reorientation” at AT&T.

    “Our growth agenda is on fiber, in our entertainment group, and on AT&T TV,” said McElfresh. He said AT&T TV will feature customer acquisition costs of about half of what AT&T currently spends to bring on legacy satellite TV subscribers for DirecTV. He said the content lineup will be “every bit as good” as what AT&T currently offers through DirecTV and U-verse and that the user experience is “future leaning.”
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019
  2. Dec 12, 2019 #2 of 781
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    35,555
    1,892
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Wonder if that app will have a customer service option? If so, will the customer service be as wonderful as what we have now?

    Rich
     
  3. Dec 12, 2019 #3 of 781
    longhorn23

    longhorn23 Active Member

    120
    122
    Jan 19, 2019
    I personally will only consider this if they have the same 4k content as Directv does.
     
    HiDefRev and compnurd like this.
  4. Dec 12, 2019 #4 of 781
    compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    3,405
    527
    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    Which it does not now
     
    longhorn23 likes this.
  5. Dec 12, 2019 #5 of 781
    CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

    1,670
    104
    Apr 15, 2014
    St. Louis
    Transcript of this event was posted and I found this.

    https://seekingalpha.com/article/43...ecommunications-broker-conference?part=single

    Jeffery McElfresh
    Yes. I think success might look like, and you could judge our management team's performance on this. As we get into the depths of next year that you'll see a very clean market posture from our AT&T Communications company. You'll see lead product offers that are the best products that we can offer from wireless, fiber and AT&T TV and HBO Max in geographies where we offer the best infrastructure-based broadband. In parts of the territory where there is no broadband available, you'll see us lead with our satellite legacy pay TV product and wireless.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2019 #6 of 781
    I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    1,664
    120
    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    I've been looking into this for the past few days.
    It appears that the Sports Pack is not an option.
    Sports Pack is a must for me.
    I know of no other provider that offers all of the out of market RSNs other than D*
     
    longhorn23 and B. Shoe like this.
  7. Dec 13, 2019 #7 of 781
    wmb

    wmb Godfather

    644
    63
    Dec 17, 2008
    It's more expensive than You Tube TV.

    I already have an Apple TV. Why do I want or need to buy another box?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    inkahauts likes this.
  8. Dec 13, 2019 #8 of 781
    B. Shoe

    B. Shoe Mentor

    285
    104
    Apr 3, 2008
    Illinois
    Asking out of curiosity, as I never carried the Sports Pack when I was with D*: What are you getting with the out-of-market RSNs that gives it a "must have" value? Professional and college games are blacked out, unless you have the appropriate subscriptions, correct?
     
  9. Dec 13, 2019 #9 of 781
    SledgeHammer

    SledgeHammer Icon

    3,246
    487
    Dec 28, 2007
    Is this the one where Xtra is $74.99?
     
  10. Dec 13, 2019 #10 of 781
    eric89074

    eric89074 New Member

    11
    9
    Sep 19, 2019
    Yes, but that's for the first year. You have to sign a 2 year contract and the price goes up to $124.00 a month the 2nd year lol. AT&T TV is going to be DOA. It sounds like it's just DTV over the internet.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2019 #11 of 781
    SledgeHammer

    SledgeHammer Icon

    3,246
    487
    Dec 28, 2007
    Yeah, I wouldn't do that. $75 is a good price since you get a lot of channels, but $124? Lol... I can get Tmobile for $100 and get a slightly better channel selection. I guess I'll see what happens in April when my promo drops off. If retention doesn't re-up, I guess that'll break my 10 yr streak of promos lol and I'll find something else. Contracts for a streaming service? Ok...
     
  12. Dec 13, 2019 #12 of 781
    lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    5,211
    553
    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Yep, I think the combination of fat channel list, fat prices AND a contract will result in ‘no sale’ going forward. I mean why put up with the quirks of streaming and save very little money and be locked into a contract when no other streaming service has contracts at all?
    I think ATT is reading the tea leaves all wrong on this one.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
     
    mjwagner and SledgeHammer like this.
  13. Dec 13, 2019 #13 of 781
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    35,555
    1,892
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Yup, been wrong since they decided to acquire D*. Full bore panic mode now.

    Rich
     
  14. Dec 13, 2019 #14 of 781
    garn9173

    garn9173 Icon

    562
    5
    Apr 4, 2005
    Ankeny, IA...
    That's because it is. AT&T said earlier this year as D* satellite's retire from orbit they won't be replaced and that this is their future.
     
    Rich likes this.
  15. Dec 13, 2019 #15 of 781
    cmoss5

    cmoss5 1960'S NOSTALGIA

    210
    5
    May 26, 2006
    Tucker,GA
    MY PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE STREAMING SERVICE, NOT MATTER WHO IT IS, I CANNOT HAVE A DVR TO RECORD FUTURE PROGRAMS AS WELL AS CURRENT DAILY PROGRAMS TO WATCH IN THE FUTURE LIKE WE CAN NOW FROM OUR DVRS!!!!
     
  16. Dec 13, 2019 #16 of 781
    CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

    1,670
    104
    Apr 15, 2014
    St. Louis
     
    I WANT MORE likes this.
  17. Dec 13, 2019 #17 of 781
    Nick

    Nick Charter Gold Club Member DBSTalk Club

    22,050
    268
    Apr 23, 2002
    The...
    With a streaming service, you have no need for a DVR. Programming is instantly available at the touch of a button.
     
  18. Dec 13, 2019 #18 of 781
    mjwagner

    mjwagner Icon

    1,404
    356
    Oct 8, 2005
    I’ve been using the cloud DVR on PSVue for the past three years and am now using the cloud DVR on YTTV. Much prefer it over an in house DVR. No conflicts or storage to manage/worry about.
     
    grover517 likes this.
  19. Dec 13, 2019 #19 of 781
    mjwagner

    mjwagner Icon

    1,404
    356
    Oct 8, 2005
    The more I read about the service the more I wonder...what are they thinking ...LOL
     
  20. Dec 14, 2019 #20 of 781
    bjf2007

    bjf2007 Cool Member

    58
    3
    Oct 21, 2007
    GREED!!!

    PURE GREED and a large helping of Stupidity.

    I will enjoy the Massive Failure ATT TV will be.

    bjf
     
    DishCSR likes this.

Share This Page

spam firewall