DBS contributes to AT&T’s Q4 video count
Satellite TV contributed to video customer gains for AT&T in the fourth quarter. The telco giant’s IPTV platform also gained a significant number of new subscribers during the three-month period. On satellite TV, AT&T said it was serving 2.116 million bundled dish customers at the end of December. That’s up from the 1.986 million customers under at the close of the third quarter.
The company has been bundling its services with both DISH Network and DirecTV, however AT&T announced that going forward it would sell only DISH Network.Also, AT&T grew its U-verse customer base to 231,000 during the fourth quarter, it was serving 126,000 at the end of the third quarter.
Total video service subscribers increased by 235,000 to 2.3 million in the fourth quarter. AT&T said that at the end of 2007, 7.6 percent of its primary consumer lines had a video solution, up from 4.6 percent a year earlier.