Reportedly,AT&T will offer streaming service with three different subscription tiers that will launch in late 2019. The company owns 10 percent share in service by way of WarnerMedia because of its TimeWarner acquisition. The first tier which is an entry-level package will offer AT&T streaming service films from WarnerMedia’s catalog, Whereas the Second Tier will offer WarnerMedia TV series and blockbuster movies, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.
The third tier seems like an expensive one which will combine films from the library catalog with Original series, it will also include shows from HBO that the company is considering big gain for the users. The third bundle will also consist of more content licensed from third parties in classics, kids’ programming, niche material and more.
The pricing has not confirmed yet, plus the company is looking forward to bundling in two more prominent services Hulu and ESPN to offer a digital bundle option for consumers. Disney now owns ESPN and will become Hulu’s majority shareholder after the acquisition of 21st century Fox finalized. Then Disney will be able to offer the same bundle which Disney wants with its streaming service.
Presently, More companies are launching Standalone streaming service to compete against giants like Amazon and Netflix. It includes retailers like Wal-Mart and niche platforms like Crunchyroll’s VRV while companies like Disney and AT&T will release bundled packages which would offer a discounted price for people who signed up for multiple services.
On the other hand, Disney has not officially revealed their plans to bundle services but CEO Bob Iger told earlier that company is working on those options. Other companies like 21st Century Fox and Comcast has lost many shares and there is no surety that Hulu will gain profit any time soon