NEW YORK - AT&T (T) is launching a new streaming service incorporating TV networks from the Time Warner company it just bought. The WatchTV service, a cable-like package of more than 30 TV channels delivered over the internet, is an example of new "skinny bundles" coming from telecom and broadband providers as more people watch TV online. Competitors include Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and AT&T's own DirecTV Now. WatchTV will be free for subscribers of two unlimited wireless phone plans AT&T is launching. Others can get WatchTV for $15 -- $20 less than DirecTV Now, but with just half the channels. Thursday's announcement comes just days after AT&T closed its $81 billion Time Warner deal. AT&T said it needs to combine its distribution channels with entertainment properties to compete with internet-based rivals like Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG), although the wireless carrier has a direct connection to its 92 million subscribers that its internet … [Read more...] about Now with Time Warner, AT&T starts streaming TV service
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Trump makes historically inaccurate assertion during phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Juliette Verlaque, provided by Published 3:36 pm, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Trump Falsely Blames Canada for Burning Down the White House, Internet Drops History Lesson 1 / 1 Back to Gallery During a tense phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the recent imposition of tariffs on Canadian metals, President Donald Trump blamed Canada for burning down the White House during the War of 1812, CNN reported. CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta said the exchange took place when Trudeau asked Trump how he could justify the tariffs as a national security issue. In response, Trump joked to Trudeau: “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” However, as many gleeful Twitter users were quick to point out, the incident in question was … [Read more...] about Trump Falsely Blames Canada for Burning Down the White House, Internet Drops History Lesson
close Video Double standard for Samantha Bee and Roseanne Barr? Both comedians apologized both so far only one has lost her television show; reaction from Fox News contributor Ellen Ratner and Larry O'Connor, opinion editor at The Washington Times. Turns out that the “War on Women” is only a War on Some Women. It just depends on their politics. This past week, that conflict raged from a disgusting racist tweet by TV comedian Roseanne Barr to a disgusting misogynist comment by TV comedian Samantha Bee on her TBS show “Full Frontal.” The differences in how those fights and others played out was night and day. Or, more accurately, left and right. Barr tweeted that President Obama’s former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American, was the result of the "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj." Barr was fired almost immediately. Bee called President Trump’s daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump a … [Read more...] about Roseanne Barr is off TV but Samantha Bee is still on — just another example of the media’s double standard
WASHINGTON — Jake Tapper doesn’t seem to get rattled easily. He’s got a TV anchor’s unflappable poise and immovable hair, and radiates an almost eerie calm when a dozen explosive stories break during his daily CNN show. He’s weathered relentless online attacks from the right for his interrogations of Trump administration officials, and seemed unruffled when the president attacked him as a “CNN flunky” on Twitter. (Tapper retweeted the message, with an eye-roll emoji.) But during a recent interview at CNN’s Washington headquarters, Tapper confessed he was feeling nervous. On Tuesday, he’s publishing his first novel, “The Hellfire Club,” a political thriller set in 1954. It’s an ambitious debut, a meticulously researched work of historical fiction with a byzantine plot punctuated by explosive, Dan Brown-esque twists: a shootout at the Capitol, blackmail, murder, corruption, a stolen dossier, a … [Read more...] about CNN’s Tapper has emerged as a staunch defender of facts in Trump era. So why is he writing fiction?
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes on Wednesday defended his company’s planned merger with AT&T as necessary to compete effectively for advertising with internet giants like Google and Facebook. Bewkes told Judge Richard Leon, who will decide if the $84.5 billion deal may go forward, that the Justice Department was wrong to say a merger would allow Time Warner to push for blackouts in negotiations with pay TV operators who wanted to show their content in order to allow AT&T subsidiary DirecTV to pick up more customers. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Bewkes, who has been CEO for more than 10 years. “If our channels are not in distribution we lose lots of money (from subscriptions and advertising).” He said that “1 percent, less than 1 percent, maybe 2 percent” of subscribers would drop their pay TV subscription because of a blackout, far below the 12 percent estimated by an … [Read more...] about Time Warner CEO says merger with AT&T needed to compete with internet titans