AT&T Acquires DIRECTV

 

Combined to Offer Better Bundles of Broadband, Video and Mobile Services

Posted: February 15, 2016

In May 2014, AT&T announced its acquisition of DIRECTV. This procurement aimed to combine the strengths of both companies in order to become a game-changing competitor in the mobile, broadband, and video markets.

AT&T 
AT&T is one of the most powerful communications companies in the world. It prides itself on maintaining “the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network”, as well as offering wireless capabilities, high speed broadband, cloud-based services, and much more. One of its more recent endeavors includes the AT&T U-Verse brand, which provides TV services that compete alongside other top notch providers like Comcast and DIRECTV.

DIRECTV 
DIRECTV provides digital television and entertainment services to over 35 million customers in the United States and Latin America. It ranks as one of the best providers in terms of offering live sports programming, and its exclusive “NFL SUNDAY TICKET” deal allows subscribers to view every out-of-market game on TVs, laptops, and mobile devices.

What the Merger Means to You 
Now that AT&T has completed its acquisition of DIRECTV, they are able to offer better bundles of broadband, video, and mobile services than if they were separate entities. AT&T has committed to expand its broadband service to 15 million locations within the next few years, specifically in rural areas where the service wasn’t previously offered. DIRECTV service will also be offered at nationwide prices – meaning that you can get great deals no matter where you live. 

Source:   http://about.att.com/story/att_to_acquire_directv.html

 

DIRECTV For The Workplace

 

Increase Customer and Employee Satisfaction with DIRECTV for Business™

Posted: June 19, 2014

Are you looking for a way to improve relationships with your customers and/or your employees? With DIRECTV for Business you can offer a distinct value-add for a very affordable monthly fee. In today’s busy world, people appreciate convenient opportunities to stay connected and informed.

Satellite TV Programming for Your Business
With specialized programming packages for businesses, you can offer a wide range of channel options from news to business information to sporting events. Whether you are an office manager, building owner or property manager, DIRECTV for Business has a programming solution for:

  • Lobbies and Waiting Areas 
  • Private Offices
  • Conference Rooms
  • Employee Break Rooms
  • Building Fitness Centers

Offering DIRECTV keeps your customers entertained while they wait for a meeting or an appointment. For employees, access to news and information during the workday contributes to a positive work environment and helps to increase employee satisfaction. 

Robust Channel Lineup 
Want your customers to have access to the latest financial news while they wait in your lobby? Planning an employee event around the broadcasting of The World Cup or another sporting event? DIRECTV has more than 150 channels to choose from including:

  • Business Information channels such as CNBC, FOX News Channel, CNN Money and the Weather Channel 
  • Entertainment channels including HGTV, the Disney Channel, TBS and Lifetime
  • Sports channels that include ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, the Golf Channel and NFL Sunday Ticket™

DIRECTV also offers the best in high definition with access to more than 80 HD channels. Whether you have one TV or one hundred, there is an affordable way to bring quality programming to your customers and employees. 

To get started, contact Vertical AVTV. As an authorized dealer for DIRECTV for Business, we will assess your particular situation and handle the details of installation and ongoing maintenance of your satellite television system.