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AT&T completes Quickplay acquisition

1 July 2016

AT&T has completed its buyout of Quickplay Media from Madison Dearborn Partners. The acquisition adds an OTT and TV everywhere services provider to AT&T’s portfolio.

Quickplay is the current platform provider for AT&T’s U-verse TV everywhere offering. The platform will support the streaming offers DirecTV Now, DirecTV Mobile and DirecTV Preview that AT&T plans to introduce later this year, and which will let viewers stream DirecTV content.

AT&T has said it will retain Quickplay’s team of more than 350 employees and contractors.

AT&T is the world’s largest provider of pay-TV, with customers in the US and 11 Latin American countries.

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