AT&T Logo Building DirecTV stockholders today voted almost unanimously to approve the company's proposed merger with AT&T.

The final results indicated more than 99 percent of votes cast were in favor of the deal, which is still subject to government regulatory review and approval.

AT&T in May announced plans to acquire DirecTV in a deal worth $48.5 billion. The move, according to AT&T, will provide more customers with mobile, broadband, and pay-TV service bundles.

"This is a unique opportunity that will redefine the video entertainment industry and create a company able to offer new bundles and deliver content to consumers across multiple screens—mobile devices, TVs, laptops, cars and even airplanes," AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said in the spring.

The deal, if it passes muster with the Department of Justice and FCC, is expected to be complete in the first half of 2015.

Though each company is a heavyweight in its own division, neither has the equipment to provide the full package: DirecTV lacks broadband capabilities, and AT&T's limited U-Verse video service reaches fewer than 6 million customers.

But together, they can supply high-speed broadband and high-quality videos from a single carrier, fostering what AT&T said would be increased industry competition by offering consumers more choices.

One key aspect of the deal that appears to be unresolved is the acquisition rights to DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package, which provides subscribers with the full slate of National Football League games on their TV, tablet, and game console during the season.

"U.S. consumers will have access to a more competitive bundle; shareholders will benefit from the enhanced value of the combined company; and employees will have the advantage of being part of a stronger, more competitive company," DirecTV CEO Mike White said in May.

Together, AT&T and DirecTV will be "well positioned to meet the evolving video and broadband needs of the 21st century marketplace," he added.