Cord Cutters Rejoice!
AT&T says a streaming service with more than 100 popular TV channels that’s coming out next month will cost $35 a month. That’s far less than the typical big bundle of channels on cable, which a recent survey from Leichtman Research Group says costs about $100, on average. But it’s comparable to the price of Dish Network’s Sling TV streaming service, which, granted, has fewer channels at that price. It is $20 cheaper than Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming service tier with a similar number of channels. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced the pricing of the streaming service, called DirecTV Now, at the WSJ.D conference while onstage with Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. Dallas-based AT&T is buying HBO, CNN and Warner Bros. owner Time Warner for $85.4 billion. The phone company bought satellite TV company DirecTV last year…KING 5 News loses Mary Lee this month. Lee will use her new found free time to travel the world and spend more time with family. [MARY LEE replaces STEVE POOL at KOMO — place your bets.]…CBS Radio has switched lanes for traffic info, dumping iHeart’s Total Traffic for Radiate Media with customized traffic data for its broadcast radio stations in 26 markets and on their corresponding station websites…BROOKE & JUBAL (KQMV Seattle) added to Hubbard-owned AC 100.3 WSHE Chicago starting Monday, November 14. Brooke & Jubal will air from 6-9am on WSHE replacing the current morning show hosted by Brian Peck.