DirecTV Plans to Take on Sling TV

DirecTV and Dish have long been battling it out over subscribers as the two largest satellite TV services. Now they plan to fight it out on a new battlefield: online video streaming.

According to the Wall Street Journal DirecTV announced they plan to launch a new streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2016. The aim of this service seems to be Sling TV, which is owned by AT&T rival Dish Network.

The service will offer three packages called DirecTV Now, DirecTV Mobile, and DirecTV Preview. One package will offer an on-demand type service, one will offer online version of DirecTV packages, and the third is a mobile version.

Right now details are limited but it seems that AT&T, the new owners of DirecTV, sees it is way too late to turn back the clock on cord cutting.

We will have to wait for details of the new service, but for now there are many questions—from pricing and channels to terms and limitations. What we do know is competition is a good thing for cord cutters, and the more competition there is the better it will be for cord cutters.

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