DirecTV takes over AT&T partnership
September 29, 2008
DirecTV Group has confirmed that AT&T has picked it to offer a co-branded package of video, home telephone, wireless phone and Internet service from February 1st, 2009.The news mean AT&T will not be renewing its five-year partnership with DISH Network raising new concern about future of the second largest satellite TV provider. DirecTV will begin selling the joint service in a new multi- year contract once AT&T’s current partnership with DISH Network expires on Jan. 31. AT&T said current AT&T/DISH customers will continue to receive the same service after that date. New AT&T/DirecTV customers will get DirecTV programming with the benefit of a discount for bundling other AT&T services, including phone and broadband services.â€¦..