AT&T’s Christopher Talks Streaming

AT&T recently completed its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, a deal designed to help traditional media companies compete better with nimble tech services such as Netflix. Soon after the deal closed, AT&T launched WatchTV, a $15-a-month streaming service that offers more than 30 TV channels, including Time Warner channels TNT and TBS. David Christopher, who runs AT&T’s wireless and entertainment businesses, talks about how people are consuming media and what role wireless companies play.

WatchTV Gets FCC OK For 3.0 Experiments

Low-power Telemundo station owner WatchTV has been granted special permission by the FCC to conduct ATSC 3.0 tests in the Portland, Ore., area on chs. 16, 20, 35 and 38 to gather information on the new standard.

FCC Nixes OFDM Experiment Request

An experimental license for a new system for mobile DTV transmission was denied by the FCC. The license was sought by WatchTV, a Portland, Ore., low-power TV concern headed by Greg Herman, also president of, a coalition advocating for the new hybrid DTV/broadband delivery system.