Wireless company’s fees for programmers would depart from industry practice
AT&T Inc. T -1.20% on Thursday unveiled a new video service, called WatchTV, that aims to use a “skinny bundle” of channels to recapture some of the millions of cord-cutters who dropped cable and satellite-TV. The package would offer a small number of TV channels to most subscribers for as little as $15 a month while giving free access to subscribers on unlimited data plans.
AT&T said Thursday that the new service will come complimentary with two wireless plans. The $15-a-month version is expected to launch later. Bundled with the top-tier wireless plans, WatchTV will include channels from AMC Networks Inc. AMCX 1.81% and Discovery Communications Inc. DISCB -0.17% Viacom Inc. channels like Comedy Central and MTV2 would join soon after launch…
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