AT&T planning to launch three Direct Tv from smartphones to PC
On Tuesday 1st March, 2016 AT&T said that they are planning to launch three new ways to stream Direct Tv on wireless as well on wired devices like from smartphones to PC’s. This would be a better option for US viewers as they won’t have to spend higher amounts on pricey cables and on satellite subscriptions.
This wireless company based in Texas is planning to launch this facility in fourth quarter of 2016. From this facility users can stream live Tv on apps where internet or mobile connection is available.
In the starting phase, Direct Tv option will offer all content in its package which will also include add-ons, live and on demand video. Direct Tv mobile would be available to smartphone users only. This will also include premium contents and also youth related and youth oriented videos which will be created by Otter Media, which is a joint venture between AT &T and the investment group which is headed by Peter Chernin, who is an entrepreneur. The Free but ad supported Direct Tv will show original videos from AT &T’s Audience network with Otter media. The prices will be announced later.
Direct Tv was acquired by AT &T for $48.5 billion last year. In recent time it is one of the world’s No.1 pay-Tv operator which has 45 million video subscribers. Apart from USA it has its customers in Mexico as well as in Latin America. AT&T is looking for new opportunities with this and wants to generate more revenue where the US wireless market stagnates.
Earlier Netflix Inc, Dish Network Corp and Verizon Communications Inc came into the market and now has millions of users who increasingly consuming videos online through pay Tv services. Now. AT &T is looking forward to compete in the market with their new three Direct TV video streaming options. For this AT &T has acquired mobile streaming rights and has signed on agreements on Direct TV Providers for premium cable channels like Showtime. It is planning to deploy 40Mhz of contiguous airwaves to show content through its network.