While the reasoning for such a transfer wasn’t accessible as we wrote this, it is no secret that DirecTV has been bleeding prospects for some time, even in its promising DirecTV Now (modified to AT&T TV Now) streaming service. Combined, AT&T’s TV companies misplaced 938,000 subscribers in the spring quarter alone. While DirecTV nonetheless contributes a considerable quantity to AT&T’s backside line, its future would not look good in an period when increasingly persons are ditching typical TV.
AT&T has additionally been decreasing its dependence on DirecTV for some time. Between AT&T TV Now, HBO Max, Watch TV and the upcoming AT&T TV, viewers will not be hurting for streaming decisions. The provider may not miss DirecTV if it might rack up sufficient on-line subscribers.