July 30, 2019
As expected, AT&T has begun informing DirecTV Now subscribers that the online TV platform is changing its brand name to AT&T TV Now.
The telecom giant, whose WarnerMedia subsidiary is in the process of rolling out the HBO Max subscription streaming video service, is attempting to rejuvenate DirecTV Now, which continues to lose subscribers who signed up for the initial loss-leading $34.99 monthly fee. That fee has been upgraded to $39.99.
“In the coming weeks, the AT&T TV app will be available for download across various app stores, and current DirecTV Now customers will see this update automatically on their devices,” AT&T said in a statement. “We’ll share more details on this rollout when it begins.”
AT&T acquired El Segundo Calif.-based satellite operator DirecTV in 2014 for $48.5 billion. It acquired Time Warner in 2016 for $84.5 billion.