Charlie thinks DISH and DIRECTV should merge.

ChadT41

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No company has ever had a nationwide dropping of any local channel. Not one single major player, ever.
 

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I worked in State Regulatory from the 80’s until 2008 when I retired. What is happening with AT&T today reminds me of the mid 90’s when they had very poor senior management and just about flopped. If the 2 DBS providers merge my choice would be Charlie and his people to drive the train.


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They are being squeezed for profits...eventually will be broken up and sold in pieces
I worked in State Regulatory from the 80’s until 2008 when I retired. What is happening with AT&T today reminds me of the mid 90’s when they had very poor senior management and just about flopped. If the 2 DBS providers merge my choice would be Charlie and his people to drive the train.


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Whether DISH and DIRECTV should merge is not the question. DISH has no more money to even think about buying or merging with DIRECTV. They have all their money tied up in the new Wireless cell phone service that they are supposed to build out in the next 3 years. Unless he can get DIRECTV at a fire sale Charlie won't be pushing too hard to take on even more debt.
You forget that Charlie himself bought the spectrum, not Dish.
 

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Maybe work on building out nationwide broadband so everyone can get fast enough speeds for streaming.
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Sorry...but streaming has more interactivity with advertisers than satellite...also has lower built in costs such as not having to build replacement satellites....they can control subs more by using ondemand instead of a commercial skipping DVR...and most importantly the satellite frequencies will be eventually reassigned to technologies with 2 way communication

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Some services will go up via streaming I am sure, but many will not and many others will be free with ads. To be honest if you look, there are a lot of services on Roku with no ads. So many options also will streaming. Do you want an On Demand Service or a Live TV Service. Prices vary a lot from Philo at $20 a month to AT&T TV at nearly a hundred and everything in between.
 

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You forget that Charlie himself bought the spectrum, not Dish.
Say what? I didn't read that or I skimmed over it. I would of assumed that Charlie would never put his own personal fortune at risk. But I do know that Charlie will have to pay 2 billion to the U. S. Treasury if he doesn't meet the FCC build out he agreed to for 2023 for his cell phone company , when this new deal was worked.
 

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