AT&T TV Launches Nationwide Feb. 2020

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  1. mjwagner

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    It’s hard to tell if YTTV is profitable since Google does not break out those numbers separately. That said, Google is pretty good at monetizing metadata....I’m guessing that’s where they think the real money is...
     
  2. LTYRS

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    How about at&t giving AT&T TV to their satellite customers that have a compatible package free of charge, you never know they might just migrate to the online service earlier, what do they have to lose?
     
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  3. James Long

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    One paid subscription covering both services? Sounds interesting.
     
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  4. compnurd

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    It’s interesting but they really dont need people switching. It saves them nothing they need new subscribers
     
  5. SledgeHammer

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    Why would I do that? The streaming packages have less bang for the buck. Actually, a lot less bang for the buck. They are more like whimper for the buck.
     
  6. James Long

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    Free streaming subscription with purchase of satellite service (no extra cost or loss of discounts) wouldn't be bad. That is offered with a lot of individual channels who allow streaming for cable/satellite authorized customers. There are also stream only channels that are available via DIRECTV satellite subscriptions - now integrated into the guide as if they were satellite channels.

    But such a service saves AT&T|DIRECTV very little money, if any money is saved at all. The major channels need to stay on satellite to serve the majority of the customers - and there is no cost saving dropping distribution from satellite to streaming. The minor channels (currently stream only) save finding space on a satellite for a low popularity channel. But lack of space isn't an issue DIRECTV is having.
     
  7. LTYRS

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    - Well they could instantly advertise they have millions of subscribers.
    - People that simply refuse to make the change to online service might change their mind.
    - If as it has been said by many people one of the strategies is to migrate subscribers from Satellite to internet service, it could accelerate the process.
     
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    techguy88

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    Well the death knoll rings U-Verse TV is no longer accepting new subscribers only existing subscribers can use the service as per the U-Verse TV page:

    They are advertising AT&T TV and are now comparing how AT&T TV is better than U-Verse TV:

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    macpro20

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    It saves them tons. No installers needed to set up service and no expensive equipment to deploy. Just FEDEX the customers a $100 box and they set up the service themselves.
     
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    slice1900

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    Saw an article that AT&T is no longer doing any new installs of Uverse TV. Looks like they feel AT&T TV is ready to take over for it for new customers, though I suppose that was a pretty low bar.
     
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    compnurd

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    You missed the point completely
     
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    techguy88

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    The media must be lurking here. AT&T stopped selling U-Verse TV on March 31st to new customers in its entirety then I posted about it yesterday and now the media has articles about it. Although this reminds me of the trial market situation from last year.

    While not reported right now I bet you if a current U-Verse TV customer moves to a new location even if U-Verse TV was available at that location prior to March 31st AT&T will try to transition that customer to AT&T TV (first) or DirecTV (second) unless it is an apartment complex where the landlord has a contract for U-Verse TV.
     
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    lparsons21

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    Saw today that new subscribers to DirecTV and ATT TV will get HBO for no additional cost for the 1st year.

    IMO, that makes it interesting with ATT TV. If you sub to ATT TV and pick entertainment, keep it one year and then cancel, that makes the real cost $65/month. And that compares well to other linear streamers.

    Of course nothing you do can make the 2nd and subsequent years monthly fee a good deal.
     
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  14. Steveknj

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    No requirement for a 2 year contract here? That's what I've been seeing.
     
  15. lparsons21

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    ATT TV has a 2 year contract. ATT TV Now doesn’t.
     
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    These are the current new customer only offers for premiums (all offers roll to pay unless cancelled) and differences between AT&T TV / AT&T TV Now:
    • DirecTV - 24 month agreement req'd; introductory price for 12 months then regular price then in effect starting Month 13
      • Premier and Lo Maximo are ineligible for any premium acquisition offers (including the Epix 3 month offer) since they include HBO, Cinemax, Showtime & Starz.
      • The AT&T TV Now packages (Plus & Max) are available with this service when ordering online but receive no promotional offers and cost considerably more.
      • English: HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Showtime & Epix free for 3 months for Select & Entertainment
        • HBO free for 12 months / Cinemax, Starz, Showtime & Epix free for 3 months for Choice through Ultimate
      • Spanish: HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Showtime & Epix free for 3 months for Mas Latino
        • HBO free for 12 months / Cinemax, Starz, Showtime & Epix free for 3 months for Optimo Mas & Mas Ultra
    • AT&T TV - 24 month agreement req'd; introductory price for 12 months then regular price then in effect starting Month 13. AutoPay req'd (as with all other streaming services.)
      • The AT&T TV Now packages (Plus & Max) are available with this service when ordering online but receive no promotional offers and cost considerably more.
      • Entertainment - Ultimate & Optimo Mas: HBO free for 12 months / Cinemax, Starz, Showtime & Epix free for 3 months
    • AT&T TV Now - No contract service - This is intended for the cord-cutting segment or those who don't want any commitments.
      • Max base package ($80/mo) is not eligible for AT&T TV Now's HBO offer as it includes HBO and Cinemax in the package.
        • The standalone Vietnamese, Brazilian and Korean base packages are not eligible for the AT&T TV Now HBO offer.
      • Plus ($55/mo, Featured Package) - Get HBO for $10/mo. for one year (regular price $14.99/mo)
      • Entertainment - Ultimate & Optimo Mas (Other Packages) - Get HBO for $10/mo. for one year (regular price $14.99/mo)
        • AT&T TV Now also offers their own versions of Optimo Mas ($86/mo), Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo) and Ultimate ($135/mo) labeled as "Other Packages. The channel lineup for these packages are identical to their AT&T TV counterparts.
        • The AT&T TV Now pricing for these packages is the AT&T TV non-promotional pricing.
        • AT&T TV Now's Choice - Ultimate are not charged a Regional Sports Fee. Only DirecTV and AT&T TV customers are charged a RSN Fee for their respective versions of these packages.
        • These packages are for those who want them but no contract.
        • If a new customer signs up with one of the "Other Packages" and then switch to Plus or Max base packages they can't switch back.
        • Existing customers on a grandfathered package (i.e. Live a Little) or a current featured package (i.e. Max) can't switch to the "Other Packages".
          • If an existing customer is desperate to have one of the "Other Packages" they can cancel their existing AT&T TV Now account then reactivate it and select one of the "Other Packages".
     
  17. gio12

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    Well AT&T Now has added a few channels that YTTV dis not have and I had to Philo to get:
    History
    CMT
    Comedy Central

    With this now the same as YTTV and for $10 I get HBO.

    What’s the streaming quality on AT&T Now like? YTTV gone down a bit lately so wondering about AT&T.


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  18. wmb

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    The $55 Plus package actually looks competitive with YTTV, some minor differences that could be deal breakers for some each way.

    AT&T now lacks Discovery(food network, hgtv) AMC (BBC America)

    YTTV lacks Viacom (Comedy Central, mtv, Nickelodeon)

    While I’d like those added, it’s not worth more than a buck or two a month to get them. If there is a ‘must have’ for me, it’s BBC America for Dr Who. Food and HGTV are occasional time fillers - nothing there is must see, but decent time killers.


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  19. lparsons21

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    You can watch lots of Comedy Central’s stuff with their app for free. Of course with ads.
     
  20. wmb

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    So the alternative to linear channels is app spelunking


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