EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The party has started and over 1 million of you have joined. The AT&T* over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, has officially surpassed 1 million subscribers while celebrating our first year.
We listened when customers said they wanted more flexibility and TV options. And DIRECTV NOW set out to bring TV lovers a new way to experience their favorite shows virtually anywhere at a great price.
"This milestone is an incredible testament to the thousands of hours many people spent working to bring this product online and continually improving it during the past year," said David Christopher, president, AT&T Entertainment Group. "We're thrilled that so many customers have come to love DIRECTV NOW and can't wait to bring them a host of new features in 2018."
"To reach 1 million subscribers is an important benchmark for any OTT video service, but to go from zero to 1 million subscribers so quickly is quite an achievement," said Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates.
Features to come
We're putting some finishing touches on more features in beta testing that we plan to roll out on our next generation video platform over the coming months. These include a DVR in the cloud to record shows and access virtually anywhere, 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) quality video, capacity for more than 35,000 on demand titles, individual profiles and an even better user experience.
DIRECTV NOW has a variety of video packages to fit every budget. Get more than 120 nationwide channels, over 25,000 on demand titles, live sports, premium channels, popular shows and hit movies. You can stream live content over your wired or wireless internet connection on a variety of devices. No boxes. No annual contracts or credit checks.
For more on our journey to one million subscribers click here.
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