AT&T merger with DirecTV to provide better television service

AT&T merger with DirecTV leads to increased innovations in television services. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) of Dallas, Texas, is a multinational telecommunications company that is taking a leading role in the development of wireless technologies unlicensed spectrum. Near the end of September it was announced that AT&T would join with fellow telecommunications providers Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) and T-Mobile USA (NYSE:TMU) to create the Evolve coalition to advocate for the development of the long-term unlicensed spectrum technology (LTE-T). Development of LTE-T would use LTE wireless protocols through unlicensed public spectrum to provide better mobile broadband services. According to the AT & T LTE-U later this year could presage a full deployment of the technology in 2016.

AT&T merger with DirecTV to provide better television service

Along with mobile services, the company is seeking further development of broadband services to offer ultra high-speed Internet access to some communities in the United States with AT&T. GigaPower Internet service broadband network, which aims compete with Google fiber network created by Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), was recently presented to some areas in and around San Antonio, TX. AT&T July merger with DirecTV also gives the company 26 million pay TV customers in the US and 19 million subscribers in Latin America, with 100 million mobile and Internet users.

DirecTV assets in South America AT&T could cost up to $1.1 billion on top of the costs of merger according to the exchange rate cluster the three months AT&T used to assess the Venezuelan business interests DirecTV. In an attempt to avoid regulatory fines of the Federal Communications Commission under the rules of net neutrality, AT&T has recently updated its data policy throttling unlimited data plans to start techniques limited to 22 gigabytes of utilization data in a month, compared to only 5 GB.

AT&T is a major player in the world of US patents, receiving 1,896 patents in the Patent and Trademark Office in 2014, placing it 15th among all organizations receiving US patents that year. That total also represented an increase of almost 15 percent in total patent AT & T in the previous year. Three months prior to that letter saw AT&T take on 341 patents in the United States, a bit of a slower pace of innovation that the company has enjoyed in recent years. As Figure cluster Innography text shows, almost half of the recent AT&T patents have focused on mobile devices and communications; some development in IPTV and Voice over IP (VoIP), also can be seen.

AT&T issued patents: from prevention of unauthorized use of TV to more efficient legal discovery

We noticed a collection of recently issued notably AT&T Intellectual Property shares of the company in relation to patents television services. US Patent No. 9137494, Systems and Methods entitled to request an item Deliverable content through a television service protects a system that includes executable memory by a processor of searching a data source that includes customer information to identify users associated with a wireless service and TV service, generating a message based on the vision of history and display preferences for an item of video content supply can deliver, send the offer message to a mobile device receiving an order for the item of video content from the mobile device and the start of the delivery of video content item to a device that is not associated with the mobile TV service.

This innovation provides television services subscribers of a mobile interface for ordering the specific content of the video media as pay-per-view or on-demand.

Prevention of unauthorized use of television services is also reflected in US Patent No. 9,124,933, entitled Method and system for detecting unauthorized use of a Set Top Box Using identification signal provided Land use, originally a patent DirecTV which became the property of AT&T after its merger.

 It discloses a method of determining identifiers expected terrestrial signal for a billing address of a user device fixed at one end of the head, receiving a plurality of terrestrial signals identifying a respective source device user sets, communication identifiers terrestrial signal is expected that the fixed user device identifiers stored in memory of the user device sets, comparing the stored identifiers to the identifiers received and denying the user device access to fixed signals satellite in response to the comparison.

 This invention aims to provide a mechanism to ensure that the rules following TV subscribers access set by government or contracted with content providers, as dark restrictions regulations.

Anyone who may have always wanted to check out the contents of the media in relation to television programs that are being observed may be interested to check the US Patent No. 9,100,669, entitled Method and Apparatus for Attaching Microblogs programs media.

The device claimed here has a memory containing instructions that are executable to receive a set of micro-blogs, detect a decoder receiving a television program, identify subsets of micro-blogs relevant to a television program requested train a first classifier based on the initial set of micro-blogs, the first classifier trained to unannotated micro-blogs to generate a set of features for the formation of a second classifier, apply the second classifier trained to the collection of micro-blog to apply identify subgroups of micro-blogs relevant, conducting an analysis of the feelings in the micro-blog subset to determine a significant trend for a television program requested, provide the subset of micro-blog in the decoder for concurrent presentation the television and the selection of media programming scheduled in accordance with sub micro blog.

This system is designed to give fans of television programming a platform through which they can view information on trends in social media related to their favorite shows.