- Jan 24, 2006
Thank you, for sharing this, CSM!
I think this is just a matter of time.
Who owns what we know as “DirecTV” almost doesn’t matter because of the trajectory the industry is on—moving away from traditional, linear television to the On Demand-like format of streaming.
I just read two pieces, and some of this is content I don’t think is suitable for me to post here, about economics. I mention this, briefly, to tie it in with this specific topic thread and any other than can be addressing DirecTV, Dish (or Dish Network), or any other MSO. People cutting back on subscribing is, I would say, based on their economics—their very personal, very real situation.
DirecTV, owned by AT&T, is glad anybody still subscribes. So, are all the MSOs. It costs more to win new subscribers than keep the current ones. So, whether AT&T gets a buyer from DirecTV—it is interesting for those who want to follow this; but, in the long run, it probably doesn’t matter to any of us who do not work for AT&T, do not have stock in AT&T, and do not generally care about AT&T.