Is AT&T’s DirecTV Now The OTT Promised Land?

Hacking TV Podcast | December 4, 2016

This week on Hacking TV the coming world of cable TV over the Internet hits the big time as AT&T introduces DirecTV Now. It’s a dramatic announcement…if you ignore the technical difficulties and the complaints by the FCC . And what if everybody cancels their cable to go over the top? A top analyst says it would only cost Comcast $5.50 a month per customer defection. Meanwhile, CNN buys a social network app and the YouTube star who created it. And Netflix has a week of little news, but it could add up to be big. All this week on Hacking TV.

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Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service
Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service [Video]

AT&T Appeals to Cord-Cutters With DirecTV Now, a New Streaming Service

DIRECTV Now’s Debut: A Total Nightmare
http://www.businessinsider.com/directv-now-problems-bugs-2016-12
http://tvpredictions.com/directvone120116.htm

FCC Takes Aim at Verizon’s ‘FreeBee’ Data
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/fcc-takes-aim-verizons-freebee-data/161540

Verizon’s Free Bee is open to any sponsor
http://freebee.verizonwireless.com/business/freebeedata/productoverview
AT&T, DirecTV Now face tricky situation with NFL’s exclusive Verizon mobile deal
http://www.fiercecable.com/online-video/at-t-directv-now-face-tricky-situation-nfl-s-exclusive-

Comcast loses $5.50 a month in revenue when a customer ditches video, analyst concludes
http://www.fiercecable.com/cable/comcast-loses-5-50-a-month-when-a-customer-ditches-video-analyst-concludes

Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR
Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR

CNN Buys Casey Neistat’s Video App Beme
http://www.wsj.com/articles/cnn-buys-casey-neistats-video-app-beme-1480353128

CNN Brings In the Social App Beme to Cultivate a Millennial Audience

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