Cord-Cutters Beware: Streaming TV Prices Are Marching Higher

By Anonymous

Sling TV and DirecTV Now raised rates over the summer; DirecTV plans another increase this year

The online-only television bundles that have lured away cable-TV customers with rock-bottom prices might not stay that low for long.

AT&T Inc.’s DirecTV Now streaming service recently raised its basic channel plan by $5 over the summer, bringing its starting monthly cost to $40. Chief Executive Randall Stephenson this week said the company is considering additional price increases for the service.