AT&T Loses 64,000 Satellite TV Subs In Q4 - Broadcasting & Cable

AT&T Loses 64,000 Satellite TV Subs In Q4

Telco has current reseller deal with DirecTV, previously had one with Dish
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As AT&T packs on more U-verse TV subs -- ending 2010 with 2.99
million, netting 246,000 in the fourth quarter -- it is steadily
shedding satellite TV customers, dropping 64,000 in the last three
months of 2010.

Currently, AT&T has an exclusive reseller deal
with DirecTV to offer satellite TV in areas where it doesn't offer
U-verse. AT&T also previously had an agreement with Dish Network,
which expired Jan. 31, 2009.

AT&T
reported 1.93 million satellite TV connections as of the end of 2010,
down 11.2% from 2.17 million a year earlier. The company does not break
out how many of those are DirecTV versus Dish customers.

Verizon
also has a reseller deal with DirecTV, offering the satellite service
outside the FiOS footprint, but the telco does not disclose how many of
its subscribers take the service.

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