AT&T announced on Sunday it has reached a deal to buy cable- and satellite-TV provider DirecTV for a total consideration of $67.1 billion US. The direct purchase price of about $48.5 billion US is about a third in cash and two-thirds in stock, AT&T said in a press release. AT&T is also assuming around $20 billion US in debt from DirecTV, AT&T said. DirecTV has almost 40 million video customers in the United States and Latin America, AT&T said. It said in its release that this transaction will result in it holding about 70 million subscribers, combined with its existing wireless and broadband customer base. This blockbuster U.S. deal follows another announced in February for Comcast Corp. to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion US.