- tune to live TV or start a show On Demand on their set-top box
- tune in to a show online or on their mobile device
- set DVRs
- set a reminder
- buy theater tickets through Fandango
The CEO of the cable giant, Tom Rutledge, said DirecTV Now is not a "full service" and Charter isn't disadvantaged by not having its own content.
Jeff Bewkes described the deal as a means of making all of his company's networks, and eventually all of television, more like HBO. And AT&T's head made a similar argument.
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Comcast and others bid more than $20 billion below the asking price in the FCC's latest auction.
CBS is working to build up its subscription service, even as the company's network TV programming sees top ratings.