Hot Competition: Hulu's Live TV Streaming Service Catches Up to AT&T's DirecTV Now

One of AT&T's streaming rivals is hot on its trail. For the first time, Hulu with Live TV has about the same number of subscribers as AT&T's DirecTV Now.The live TV streaming rivals each have about 1.6 million subscribers, according to TDG Research, a Plano-based market research company that tracks the TV and video industry. Hulu's subscriber count is based on the firm's estimate. AT&T released its subscriber total in its year-end earnings report.The latest subscriber counts reflect the fierce competition in the world of streaming. Hulu and AT&T are just two of the companies chasing customers who are ditching their cable or satellite bill for lower-priced options. Streaming services provide a cable-like lineup of channels, but they don't require a cable box, satellite dish or long-term contract.   Continue reading...

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