Former AT&T employees revealed that they were pressured by managers to use questionable tactics to sell subscriptions to the company's streaming service DirecTV Now. They claim that the unethical sales tactics led to consumers paying for unexpected charges.
Business Tech June 27, 2018
A new announcement made by AT&T confirmed the arrival of its promised Cloud DVR service for DirecTV. The new update will allow users to record up to 20 hours of content and access them remotely with its new UI on iOS and tvOS.
Business Tech May 20, 2018
T-Mobile will offer a free year of Hulu to customers who switched over to the carrier from AT&T. The free service is being offered because of the failure of DirecTV Now to provide quality service.
Business Tech January 26, 2017
LeEco's Le Pro3 and Le S3 smartphones will be available in the United States via Amazon, Best Buy, Target and the company's own website. Both handsets pack in impressive features that could impress many customers this holiday season.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 30, 2016
AT&T has been asked to officially respond to the charge that its Sponsored Data program involving DirecTV unfairly disadvantages competitors. FCC cited that it could constitute a violation of the net neutrality rule.
Internet November 11, 2016
AT&T users can watch DirecTV on mobile devices without affecting data allowance. Customers need a DirecTV subscription and DirecTV app to benefit from the service.
Internet September 8, 2016
AT&T has launched a new promotion that offers a free iPhone 6s unit to DirecTV subscribers. The next five iPhone 6s units to be acquired by the customer will then be sold at 50 percent off.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2016
AT&T is offering two-year guaranteed pricing for new DirecTV subscriptions when bundled with other services of the company. A triple play subscription will allow customers to save up to 40 percent, the company says.
Business April 12, 2016
AT&T announced that DirecTV will be launching three Internet streaming TV services later in the year. The planned products show AT&T trying to break away from the traditional cable and satellite TV model.
Internet March 2, 2016
AT&T has announced a new unlimited plan, aiming to convince more customers to choose its wireless and TV offerings. The plan is not exactly cheap, and it's only for DirecTV and AT&T U-verse customers, so here's the deal.
Internet January 12, 2016
DirecTV has announced that it will begin broadcasting content in 4K starting in early 2016. The news comes as the competition heats up when it comes to 4K content, and DirecTV says that it wants to offer 4K content earlier than its competitors.
Internet December 1, 2015
AT&T has announced it will offer the 18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View to its customers. The tablet goes on sale on Nov. 20 and comes with a $99.99 price tag and some major catches to get that price.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 18, 2015
AT&T, which will be restructuring its operating segments from three to four, is still expecting growth on its full-year adjusted profit and revenue despite a $1.1 billion writedown on Venezuelan assets of recently acquired DirecTV.
Business October 17, 2015
LG’s new 10.1-inch tablet makes its way to the United States, with AT&T as the sole distributor. Here is what the LG G Pad X 10.1 has to offer.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 1, 2015
Sprint is taking a direct aim at AT&T by offering a year’s worth of free cellular service to all customers of DirecTV, which AT&T just bought for nearly $50 billion.
Business August 29, 2015
DirecTV has launched a new set-top box called the 4K Genie Mini, designed for users to stream 4K content to their TV. Unfortunately, it seems as though the selection of content is, so far, rather limited, and the box only allows for the streaming of 4K content offered by DirecTV.
Internet August 19, 2015
AT&T has another deal that makes use of its recent $49 billion acquisition. For a limited time, eligible DirecTV customers can save $500 on their wireless bills when they switch to AT&T.
Business August 11, 2015
The new bundle, made possible by AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV, covers the whole United States and presents annual savings of $600 or more over the first 12 months of the promotional price of the bundle.
Business August 4, 2015
The FCC has approved AT&T's roughly $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV. It shouldn't have taken as long as it did, says the FCC.
Business July 27, 2015
AT&T has closed its acquisition of DirecTV after receiving approval for the deal from the FCC. AT&T agreed to a number of requirements from the FCC to close the deal, including better serving low-income areas.
Deals July 24, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department and Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, have given their approval to the pending merger of AT&T and DirecTV.
Business July 22, 2015
A complaint deems it's unfair to make bars pay $2,314 for the 2015 NFL season so their patrons could enjoy out-of-market games via the Sunday Ticket package.
Movies/TV Shows July 14, 2015
AT&T so far fought the FCC's new net neutrality rules, but may have a change of heart. The company is expected to reach an agreement with this FCC to close its $49 billion DirecTV acquisition.
Business June 3, 2015
The FCC has released documents showing that officials from Netflix met with the FCC to discuss the streaming service's concerns over the impending merger between AT&T and DirecTV.
Business May 7, 2015
Apparently, the ads were too much for one major cable provider, who went to the Better Business Bureau to get the ads out.
Business April 9, 2015
DirecTV, the leader in the satellite TV industry, is the final major pay-TV company to sign up for the 'TV Everywhere' service of Disney. The terms of the new deal were not disclosed.
Deals December 27, 2014
AT&T has gotten the FCC's attention after indicating that it could scale back plans to roll out fiber optic lines in 100 cities. Scaling back network upgrades could have a negative impact on AT&T's bid to acquire DirecTV.
Legal November 17, 2014
The FCC has paused its review of mergers between Comcast and Time Warner and between AT&T and DirecTV. The move suggests that the review process may take longer than previously expected.
Legal October 22, 2014
The shareholders of DirecTV have overwhelmingly approved the acquisition of the company by AT&T. DirecTV CEO Mike White expects the deal to close in early April, amid ongoing investigations.
Deals September 27, 2014
State attorneys general are probing into AT&T’s proposed takeover of DirecTV. The $48.5 billion proposed merger has raised several concerns on the violation of antitrust laws.
Deals September 14, 2014
Political TV ads will begin sending personalized campaign ads to about 20 million DirecTV and Dish Network customers using sold voter data.
Internet Culture August 26, 2014
AT&T has reportedly been given the go-ahead by the Department of Justice on a proposed merger with DirecTV. Now the company is waiting on the FCC for final approval of the $49 billion deal.
Deals August 26, 2014
Dish Network is reporting an increase in second quarter revenue as the company has been able to keep a number of subscribers. The report is better than expected for the satellite television operator.
Business August 6, 2014
ESPN and DirecTV have reached an agreement that will bring the SEC Network to 87 million homes. The network's first broadcasted football game will be on Aug. 28, featuring Texas A&M and South Carolina.
Business Tech August 5, 2014
DirecTV will be offering NFL Sunday Ticket to users without DirecTV satellite TV accounts. However, there is no discount for streaming-only versions of the service.
Apps/Software July 18, 2014
Dish Network wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block the Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal. Dish points at harmful effects of the deal on smaller players in the market.
Business July 10, 2014
The FCC is preparing two teams to review the plans for AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner mergers. Several advocacy groups are opposed to the mergers.
Business July 8, 2014
The United States Federal Communications Commission has unveiled the two teams that will review the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV mergers. The companies involved need to convince the regulatory bodies that the deals are in the public interest.
Deals July 8, 2014
The proposed $48.5 billion merger between AT&T and DirecTV is promising improved Internet access for users. However, the companies won't commit to lower pricing in the long term.
Business June 25, 2014
After Comcast’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable, AT&T becomes the next giant reportedly wooing to buy another TV company.
Business May 1, 2014