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    tivo stream 4k

    What kind of OTA tuner are you using with the Live Channels app? An HDHomeRun? I'm curious about possibly using Live Channels for OTA TV if I buy Google's forthcoming Android TV device. Are you able to pause and rewind live TV? Do you use the Live Channels app's free DVR feature?
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    Did Stankey Just Say AT&T Doesn’t Need DTV?

    Unless AT&T believes there's greater lifetime value in a customer on AT&T TV as opposed to one on DTV. Because, for instance, they intend to spin off/sell DTV and/or because they believe AT&T TV+HBO Max will be a stickier platform than DTV. (And honestly, what ISN'T a stickier platform than DTV...
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    Did Stankey Just Say AT&T Doesn’t Need DTV?

    Still though, it's meaningful if AT&T's retention plan has shifted from offering price cuts or freebies to stick with DTV to instead trying to push the customer over to AT&T TV. I don't think anyone will ever be *forced* off of DTV over to AT&T TV (the way that current UVerse TV customers...
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    Did Stankey Just Say AT&T Doesn’t Need DTV?

    I think AT&T is largely done with their big fiber push. Over the last few years a LOT of homes that had been on Uverse or slow DSL got upgraded to AT&T Fiber. Sounds like they'll very selectively continue to expand fiber now but if they haven't converted your address yet, I wouldn't hold my...
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    Did Stankey Just Say AT&T Doesn’t Need DTV?

    No, you misread or misconstrued what I wrote. I believe I've read posts by disgruntled DirecTV customers who said they've called up AT&T customer service this year (to complain about their bill, etc.) and the agent pitches them AT&T TV instead. If that's true, then that indicates that AT&T *is*...
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    Did Stankey Just Say AT&T Doesn’t Need DTV?

    And yet I read that DTV customers calling up AT&T and complaining about their bills are being pushed toward AT&T TV. I think DTV customers are eligible to sign up as new customers for AT&T TV, taking the 2-yr contract along with the first-yr promo pricing and Visa gift cards, aren't they...
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    What does an AT&T fiber install require?

    I've read that the idea is that such installations will allow for easy customer self-installs in the future, same as cablecos can do with coax. If a home has fiber running inside, AT&T can just ship 'em the latest all-in-one gateway for the customer to plug into it and that's that.
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    Interesting Article From Swanni. Does AT&T Want Out of TV?

    They wouldn't be able to negotiate channel contracts based on the overall HBO Max subscriber count, only based on the subset who added on a cable channel package. So I don't see how folding AT&T TV into HBO Max helps them out.
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    What does an AT&T fiber install require?

    And, beyond that, they're not even installing Uverse TV any more. There for awhile this spring, after it disappeared from their website, you could still call in and order it. But my understanding now is that they'll only sell AT&T TV or DirecTV with new fiber installs (and they're mainly pushing...
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    Interesting Article From Swanni. Does AT&T Want Out of TV?

    Nah, they'll keep AT&T TV because they'll want/need a traditional-esque cable TV service (i.e. more than just HBO Max) to sell to their AT&T Fiber customers. And since they own a clutch of popular cable networks, MVPD economics are better for AT&T than a comparably-sized broadband operator who...
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    Interesting Article From Swanni. Does AT&T Want Out of TV?

    The main differentiator between AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now is that the former requires a 2-yr contract (and comes with certain benefits, like a free custom Android TV box and lower first-year pricing) while the latter is contract-free (but comes with no perks). So it makes sense that they would...
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    Interesting Article From Swanni. Does AT&T Want Out of TV?

    Well, if I ever get my elderly parents switched over to AT&T Fiber + TV, I won't make the installer stick around to set up the boxes, ha. But these days we aren't too keen on the idea of having anyone come into their house because of the virus. In the meantime, I'd like to see AT&T TV add local...
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    Peacock TV

    In addition to those sticking points about ads and subscription revenue, I wonder if Amazon and Roku also asking for the right to sell Peacock as a "channel" add-on inside their own Prime Video and Roku Channel apps, as they do with other services. I know that they're both insisting on that with...
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    AT&T TV

    Well, looks like you may soon have another choice for an OTT cable TV service with its own customized Android TV box and remote: TVision from T-Mobile. Although who knows if the app selection will be any better on their box than on AT&T TV's...
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    Interesting Article From Swanni. Does AT&T Want Out of TV?

    Wow, I've read Swann's columns on and off for years. I'm surprised to read that he thinks they'll shut down AT&T TV within the next year. It's clear to me that AT&T is more excited about HBO Max than AT&T TV but I see no reason why they would want to completely exit the MVPD business as long as...
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