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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    All such ad contracts have a "business downturn" clause.
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    More good news. https://www.wsj.com/articles/from-pepsico-to-gm-big-advertisers-set-to-cancel-commitments-to-tv-networks-11589298017?mod=hp_lead_pos5
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    Not sure about cable, but phone companies did a bit of sharing after this passed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_Act_of_1996#Stated_objective If cable companies offer phone service, does that mean this applies to them as well?
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    I know for a fact that in Charleston SC you can choose from Comcast and WOW at most addresses. In Georgetown, SC, you can choose from Charter and Southern Coastal Cable. Not sure if they share infrastructure or what, but you can select from more than 1 cable provider, delivered over coax, not...
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    Well, the Frontier fiber in my area is old Verizon FiOS that Verizon abandoned and never officially launched in my market before selling to Frontier, and Frontier actually spent some money expanding it into new neighborhoods, so not sure which inherited tech it is, or if it is something else...
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    Until recently, I technically could get Spectrum, U-Verse, or whatever the terrible Frontier video offering was at my address. Both U-Verse and the Frontier offering are no longer available though, so back to just the one, unless you include AT&T TV or whatever it is called these days over Fiber.
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    Sorry if my post suggested otherwise, but that was not my intent.
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    Yeah, they don't have whole home DVR at Charter, which is fine for my parents, but deal killer for many. Their equipment fees are about the same as they were paying with DirecTV: $32 for DirecTV vs. $36 with Charter. I wouldn't choose to go with Charter, but they seem happy enough with it.
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    My parents just switched from DirecTV to Spectrum and seem perfectly happy with the new DVRs they have. I haven't used them, but it sounds like things have come a long way recently with Navigator or whatever they are calling it these days.
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    I think it will change for rural areas. 1. The FCC and states are paying companies to run service to un-served areas, albeit slowly, just like they did with phone lines and electricity. 2. LEO satellites will provide IP connectivity. Will it be the same as FTTH? no, but it may be good enough...
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    Well, I am not an fan of the non-Live UI either, but, channel offering aside, their Live service was pretty clunky to use IMHO.
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    Yeah. I don't get the appeal of the Hulu+Live offering vs YTTV either, but it is what my brother has, and he really likes it.
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    Randall Stephenson "retiring"

    From a casual investor perspective, the acquisitions seemed to have been timed and/or gone poorly. There is still time to salvage the benefits from the Warner purchase however. The failed attempt to buy T-Mobile is also a black eye, and the live streaming product launch closely resembles the...
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/24/investing/att-randall-stephenson-retire-john-stankey-ceo/index.html
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    AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee.

    Not surprised the broadband revenues are up. People around me are signing up like crazy. Partly because of all the outages Spectrum has been suffering and partly because you can get symmetric gig for $5 more than Spectrum charges for 200/10.
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    AT&T TV National Launch

    I can see how that would be confusing. It probably should read 'Directv Will Now Only Be Sold..."
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    AT&T TV National Launch

    I guess this is the right place to post this? https://www.multichannel.com/news/directv-only-sold-in-its-rightful-place-stankey-says
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    Directv outage?

    Of course the owner complained a while back to us about how he wished he'd had DirecTV connect more of the TVs as the Dish disputes has made it difficult to show all the games people want to see.
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    Directv outage?

    I wish the sports bar I was at last night knew that. About 1/4 of the TVs in the place were stuck at 98% for quite a while. The remaining TVs were on Dish, so no issues.
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    audiophile Filtering out inaudible frequencies is not compression in the same way as MP3. It is also not the same as dynamic range compression which is yet another thing. I will agree that a given recording from a vinyl record can sound much warmer and natural than a CD, but almost no one...
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