Jun 21, 2018

AT&T unveils new live streaming package WatchTV

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Days after finalizing its deal to acquire Time Warner, one of the largest content companies in the country, AT&T has unveiled is newest video package called WatchTV, which includes 31 channels for $15 — significantly cheaper than its offering with DirectTV Now.

Why it matters: The company has wasted no time integrating Time Warner's assets into its new package, which will include channels like HLN, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT and more. In fact, roughly 20% of the channels offered in the new bundle currently come from Turner, the cable subsidiary of Time Warner.

  • In addition to 31 channels of live programming, WatchTV has over 15,000 TV shows and movies on demand. It plans to integrate a few more Viacom channels, like VH1, BET and Comedy Central in the coming weeks.

How to get it: WatchTV is available to AT&T subscribers cross-platform via a WatchTV app or on select browsers. The service comes at no additional cost with AT&T's two new unlimited data plans, unveiled Thursday — AT&T Unlimited and AT&T Unlimited Premium — which launch next week.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 786,291 — Total deaths: 37,820 — Total recoveries: 166,088.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 164,620 — Total deaths: 3,170— Total recoveries: 5,943.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30.
  4. State updates: Rural-state governors say testing is still inadequate, contradicting Trump — Virginia, Maryland and D.C. issue stay-at-home orders to residents, joining 28 other states.
  5. Business latest: Ford and General Electric aim to make 50,000 ventilators in 100 days.
  6. In photos: Navy hospital ship arrives in Manhattan.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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World coronavirus updates: World Bank warns economic pain unavoidable

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens and confirmed plus presumptive cases from the CDC

The novel coronavirus has caused a "global shock" and significant economic pain "seems unavoidable in all countries," the World Bank said in an economic update for
East Asia and the Pacific on Monday.

The big picture: COVID-19 cases surged past 786,000 and the death toll exceeded 37,800 early Tuesday, per Johns Hopkins data. Italy reported more than 11,500 total deaths.

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U.S. coronavirus updates: Death toll tops 3,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus has now surpassed 3,000, per Johns Hopkins data.

The state of play: The U.S. had by Monday night recorded more than 163,000 positive cases — more than any other country in the world, per Johns Hopkins. The COVID-19 death toll stood at 3,008. The number of recoveries had risen to more than 5,800.

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