Peter Kafka, reporting for Re/code:
AT&T says it will have three different tiers of service. It is describing the most full-featured one, confusingly named “DirecTV Now,” as something that sounds similar to traditional TV, or the “skinny bundle” that Dish sells via its Sling TV. There’s also a mid-tier service that’s supposed to offer a “mobile-first user experience” — which seems to mean “not as much video as you would get with traditional pay TV” — and then a free version, with a grab-bag of video.
The idea of AT&T selling a web television service is only intriguing to me because of the free tier. What would it contain? Would there be any limitations aside from the number of available channels?