April 3, 2020
As expected, AT&T has stopped selling new subscriptions to U-verse, the telecom’s 14-year-old pay-TV service, in an attempt to move consumers toward upstart online TV service AT&T TV (formerly DirecTV Now).
“To help our employees serve our existing customers, we’re no longer selling U-verse TV. Service for existing U-verse TV customers is not impacted,” AT&T said in a statement on its website.
AT&T lost more than 3.4 million linear TV subscribers in 2019, including 945,000 subs in the fourth quarter, ended Dec . 31. That included DirecTV and U-verse.
The telecom is pinning much of its video future on AT&T TV and HBO Max — the latter $14.99 monthly SVOD platform slated to launch in May.