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posted by martyb on Wednesday December 06, @03:40PM   Printer-friendly
from the or-about-2-million-eyes-have-it dept.

It took a little more than a year for AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming video service to reach its first million.

The Dallas telecommunications provider said Tuesday that more than 1 million consumers have subscribed to its service, which offers a mix of live television channels and on-demand content over the internet to your phone, tablet or TV box like a Roku or Amazon Fire Stick.

The figure marks solid progress for the upstart service, though it still lags behind Sling TV, which Comscore said in June had more than 2 million customers. DirecTV Now launched last November, while Sling TV launched in February of 2015.

Will AT&T be able to build a content pipeline that's robust enough?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @03:55PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @03:55PM (#606167)

    for some reason, though, i don't see this as a good thing. its just one more way AT&T can sell marketing to you. they watch what you watch and sell that info to the advertisers that pay for you to watch what's in between what you paid to watch.

    i wish there was a way to pay for such things and to have it be ad free, but those days were short and are far gone.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @04:40PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @04:40PM (#606195)

    Will they now stop calling me daily to subscribe?