AT&T raises prices for DirecTV Now streaming service
By TALI ARBEL
AP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T is raising prices for its DirecTV Now streaming TV service, while removing some networks from the cable-like television package.
The changes come just weeks after a U.S. appeals court upheld the company's Time Warner takeover. The Justice Department fought it, arguing it would lead to higher prices.
DirecTV Now used to start at $40 a month. The cheapest for new customers will now be $50. Packages will now include the AT&T-owned HBO, but the service is dropping some popular lifestyle and entertainment networks not owned by AT&T, including HGTV, Discovery, Food Network and MTV.
DirecTV Now, along with similar services from Hulu, YouTube and others, let people stream regular cable channels over the internet for a monthly fee. Hulu's Live TV service and Netflix have also raised prices recently.
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