AT&T completes Quickplay acquisition1 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.