AT&T Free HBO Promotion Gives Premium Channel to Unlimited Wireless Customers

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A new announced AT&T free HBO promotion ups the ante for the ongoing unlimited wireless wars. AT&T will now give unlimited wireless plus plan subscribers a complimentary subscription to HBO Go, the streaming version of the popular premium channel. The AT&T free HBO promotion applies...Learn More

AT&T Offers DIRECTV NOW Customers One Year Of HBO Included with Service

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Dallas, Texas — March 20, 2017 — DIRECTV NOW, the AT&T live TV streaming service, just got a lot livelier for new customers. Starting today, new customers who subscribe to the DIRECTV NOW “Go Big” or “Gotta Have It” packages will have HBO included in their...Learn More

Report: HBO Shines in SVOD Customer Satisfaction

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HBO Now came out tops in SVOD customer satisfaction across 11 of 14 categories among subscription streaming VOD (SVOD) service providers covered in market research released by Strategy Analytics Jan. 19. HBO Now earned the highest SVOD customer satisfaction scores in all but three of...Learn More

CEO on AT&T DIRECTV NOW Sales: December Sales Target Reached Already

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AT&T already has hit the December target the company had set for its DIRECTV NOW sales figures, which launched just last week, said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson today. Stephenson made his comments at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, which was also webcast. DIRECTV...Learn More

J.D. Power: OTT Video Satisfaction is Higher Than for Traditional Pay-TV

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Whether it’s subscription-based or transactional streaming, OTT video satisfaction is significantly higher for U.S. viewers in comparison with traditional pay-TV offerings, according to J.D. Power. And that’s fueling the rising ¨cord-cutting¨ trend, according to the three latest J.D. Power U.S. ¨wireline¨ market studies released Sept....Learn More

AT&T Obtains HBO OTT Rights for Upcoming Streaming Service

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AT&T is preparing the launch of their DIRECTV Now streaming service and just secured HBO OTT rights, according to the company. The HBO OTT rights are a part of a broader multi-platform agreement that will bring HBO and Cinemax across all AT&T video service platforms....Learn More

IHS: Apple TV Shipments Hit 10 Million in 2015

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Apple TV shipments hit 10 million worldwide last year, propelling Apple into the top five set-top box (STB) manufacturers worldwide, according to IHS. Apple ranked fifth in terms of manufacturing volume trailing Arris, Technicolor, Skyworth and ZTE, according to new market research from IHS. Steve...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Integrates HBO GO with TiVo

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April 20, 2016 — QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Broadband today announced the launch of HBO GO®, the authenticated streaming service from HBO®, through its DVR powered by TiVo®. The addition of the HBO GO app on Atlantic Broadband’s TiVo service enables TiVo users who are active...Learn More

RCN: We’re the First with HBO GO on Our Set-Top Box

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PRINCETON, New Jersey – February 19, 2016 – RCN, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone services announced today that it is among the first U.S. cable providers to offer HBO GO, the authenticated streaming service from HBO®, through its advanced DVR...Learn More

Netflix Pay TV Partnerships Seen As Double-Edged Sword

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Partnering with Netflix is a double-edged sword for Pay TV operators, IHS highlights in new market research. Responses gleaned from execs across the Pay TV industry value chain in general support the view that third-party video streaming services have positive impacts on Pay TV operators’...Learn More

Connected TV Device Forecast: 231 Million by 2018

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Some 231 million devices able to deliver apps and content to Internet-enabled TV sets will be installed and connected by year-end 2018. That would be a rise of 82 percent over the 2014-2018 period, according to The NPD Group’s latest “Connected Home Entertainment Forecast.¨ Increased...Learn More

How Disruptive Will T-Mobile Free Video Streaming Technology Be?

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Until now, T-Mobile’s Un-carrier strategy has been primarily about creating disruptive new plans and pricing. But the company’s latest move also brings potentially disruptive technology into the mix. In an offering known as “Binge On” T-Mobile said yesterday that it will give customers the ability...Learn More

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