Monday, November 28, 2016

DirecTV Now Will Connect Cord-Cutters to Live Programming

On November 28, 2016, The Wall Street Journal featured an article about AT&T's new DirecTV Now [Subscription Required], an over-the-top (OTT) video service with more than 100 live streaming television channels for $35 a month. Featuring content from some of the biggest companies in the world, including 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney Company, and Time Warner, DirecTV Now will be an OTT competitor to traditional pay-TV providers. DirecTV Now will allow cord-cutters to access live programing and likely will incentivize other pay-TV competitors to develop similar services to account for an increasing number of cord-cutters.