AT&T: U-verse losses, DirecTV gains
January 26, 2017
AT&T lost about 27,000 net pay TV subs in Q4 2016 with 262,000 U-verse TV customers leaving while it gained 235,000 DirecTV subs during the period.
AT&T, which has been focussing on the lower-cost DirecTV platform, ended 2016 with 21.01 million satellite TV customers and 4.25 million U-verse video subs.
It also confirmed that DirecTV Now launched in November won more than 200,000 paid net adds during its first month, which enabled AT&T to generate total video sub growth in Q4.