AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW promises 100+ channels for just $35/mo without the need for a satellite dish or set-top box. At that price and channel count, DIRECTV NOW would be the best OTT option on the market. But how does it stack up based on content? And can it compete with traditional pay-TV providers?
In 2005, Verizon Fios became the first large cable & telecom provider to offer fiber Internet. Soon after, “fiber” became synonymous with fast speeds and superior service. Because of this, service providers often find it difficult to win and save customers when fiber is involved. But doing so is possible; the first key is realizing that not all fiber is the same.
In the telecom industry where customers are constantly switching providers to get the best value, having the right competitive data can make all the difference. That’s where 3rd party competitive intelligence vendors, or virtual CI teams, earn their living. These six benefits of virtual CI teams are why every cable and telecom provider should consider enhancing their team with one.
Hulu's "skinny bundle" is expected to arrive in 2017, and joins two other providers slowly gaining momentum in this space, Sling TV and PlayStation VUE. However, both their offers come in at a fraction of the price of "Skinny Hulu," and all three face stiff competition from traditional service providers reluctant to lose more video subscribers.