AT&T completes DIRECTV spinoff.

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Well here it is...

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Anyone have an idea of these packages where you check like what sports channels are included, it looks like they have MLB extra innings NHL center ice, & NBA league paddy in the ultimate package, so does that mean if you sub to that package you get those 3 included?

also can current DTV subs get these new packages if this is true?
 
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:biggrin My H-20's haven't received a software update in years so I still have the origin D* logo on my menus.
It's been a long time since the H20s and HR20s have been supported with updates.
 
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Yep. DTV satellite, DTV Stream (AT&T TV), and Uverse TV.

When they acquired DTV back in 2015, it had 24 million subs. AT&T's own Uverse TV had about 6 million subs at the time. So a total of about 30 million.

Between those two, plus the new streaming AT&T TV service, they're now down to a total of only about 16 million. So AT&T lost 47% of their total video subs over the past 6 years. Pretty astounding. But the valuation of those businesses is now far less than half what it was when they purchased DTV. What a colossal mistake that acquisition was. Of course, AT&T's mismanagement of the service made things even worse. But DTV, like Dish and all other MVPDs, was bound to lose subscribers and value as more and more consumers cut the cord on cable TV...
Their strategy was colossal mistake after they purchased DirecTV not the acquisition itself! Let's get the story right.
 
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Their strategy was colossal mistake after they purchased DirecTV not the acquisition itself! Let's get the story right.
Did they even need to acquire them? What was their end game. They already had uVerse, they never had synergy with a satellite company.
 
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Did they even need to acquire them? What was their end game. They already had uVerse, they never had synergy with a satellite company.
U-verse had just a few million subscribers. The initial thesis was that combining U-Verse and DirecTV would get them even better synergies with programmers. This was before cord cutting really took off, AT&T got DirecTV at the very top of their peak, and the execs at AT&T were and are notoriously bad at seeing trends coming over the horizon. Additionally, getting TV off of their network which had much less fiber in it at the time would've freed up more internet capacity for U-Verse internet subscribers.

Finally, the platform that U-Verse TV runs on is very old and is maintained by a third party, AT&T had planned to replace the set tops of U-Verse IPTV with a platform built on DirecTV's in house hardware and software. This would've been a big cost savings for their IPTV service. Of course, it never happened

The end game truly was a technological merger between U-Verse IPTV and DirecTV satellite service, but they went through so many different iterations of what that would've looked like that they never built anything. I also suspect that the DirecTV technology under the hood is older and more fragile and less able to be adapted and probably killed all of that
 
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U-verse had just a few million subscribers. The initial thesis was that combining U-Verse and DirecTV would get them even better synergies with programmers. This was before cord cutting really took off, AT&T got DirecTV at the very top of their peak, and the execs at AT&T were and are notoriously bad at seeing trends coming over the horizon. Additionally, getting TV off of their network which had much less fiber in it at the time would've freed up more internet capacity for U-Verse internet subscribers.

Finally, the platform that U-Verse TV runs on is very old and is maintained by a third party, AT&T had planned to replace the set tops of U-Verse IPTV with a platform built on DirecTV's in house hardware and software. This would've been a big cost savings for their IPTV service. Of course, it never happened

The end game truly was a technological merger between U-Verse IPTV and DirecTV satellite service, but they went through so many different iterations of what that would've looked like that they never built anything. I also suspect that the DirecTV technology under the hood is older and more fragile and less able to be adapted and probably killed all of that
Why would ATT not do their homework on the backend of DTV before purchasing it? Did they expect 2 totally different platforms to just work together?
 
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How can DTV be combined? Totally different infrastructure. It was never going to work with uVerse, or AT&T's ip network.
They have to upgrade everything to fiber or maybe fixed wireless 5g( not cellular 5g)...that will take years..once the fiber or wireless is in..DTV is just another app..DTV not going to work very well on DSL
 

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