Did u hear on news about merger

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  1. Cubs1

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    directv spin-off, with dish merger possible


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    That's where the negotiations ended up. AT&T keeps HBO, gives the rest of DirecTV to Dish instead. :p
     
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    I’m kind of confused was mean directv will merger with dish then get hbo and Cinemax back?? I understand news saying I’m
    Kind confused


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    But sound like directv buying dish that I’m trying saying and maybe bring back hbo and Cinemax again?? Sorry asking


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    Saw this coming a zillion miles away.

    ATT cannibalized DTV for all they could milk it for.

    Claude Greiner you may end up a Dish employee again after all.
     
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    Correct me if I'm missing something, but from that article, it sounds like nothing more than some analyst suggesting that this could or should happen...not a report of something that's actually in the works.
     
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    You didn't miss anything, it's just more clickbate.
     
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    There is no real news here. At this point you can add it to the gadzillion other rumors for years like this.
    That said, there are indeed some of us who thought this could happen when At&t early on made it clear Satellite was not in their long term plans. I still feel it is like XM and Sirius. For the medium to survive they needed to merge.

    That is easier said than done though the two systems are not at all compatible. For a merger like that to work there has to be lowered operating costs and consolidation. It would likely mean converting all Directv subscribers over to DISH equipment no small task and cost. But it could be done over time. There are different contracts in place etc and even combining the workforce wouldn't be simple. But that is possible, the combined SiriusXM did similar and now has far more subscribers than when they were separate, and provide a much better service despite the concern of there be only one satellite radio provider.
     
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    Yep, call me Nostradamus but I still see this happening sooner than later-
     
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    The problem is that Satellite tv is a dying industry. Other than the rural areas with no competition satellite is not needed any more. You can stream everything DISH has now on Sling tv. So if Directv is merged with DISH , you just have all the satellites and customers in one company and a lot of expense to change out all the dishes and receivers etc. Then the churn would take away your bass of customers a million each year or more and you end up having a lot of useless satellites. Too bad this merger couldn't of happened years ago when they first proposed it. The future is simply not satellite or cable any longer. Streaming is the ever present and for the foreseeable future.
     
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    One thing having gotten under the radar are the new satellite wifi constellations. This is a game changer.

    It turns your cell phone into a satellite phone
    The wifi is just as responsive as a wired ISP
    It is said it will be less expensive as well

    Well see how it pans out but it seems to have a lot of potential.

    It just seems to me this has the potential to obsolete a whole lot of technology in one fell swoop. Perhaps even 5G gets hit.

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    Depends if the strategy is to convert everyone to iptv...but have enough rural customers to keep the remaining satellite company profitable
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    Still no quality cloud based DVR, though
     
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    Still another person who thinks broadband is universal - it isn't and that's been discussed numerous times here. Yes, you can stream everything Dish has now on Sling TV - if you have access to broadband. Satellite TV is changing but it is not dying. You're going to see a lot of consolidation of packages and paring of a whole lot of the garbage channels that the vast majority of viewers have no interest in. Do I think there will be a merger? Depends on whether AT&T is dumb enough to completely run DTV into the ground until there is no value left. Frankly, if I were Dish, that's what I would wish for. Much easier and cheaper to add on disgruntled DTV ex-customers as new customers than take over responsibility for all the DTV infrastructure and contracts and then have to deal with conversion of the DTV system over to the Dish system.
     
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    A merger between Dish and DirecTV is like chupacabra. We all swear that it exists, but nobody has ever seen it.
     
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    Don't you need cable to supply the internet that makes streaming possible? Therefore, where cable TV might be heading the way of the dodo. The cable industry will be fine for quite some time.
     
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    Nope...uts called 5g
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    I do see them eventually merging. Charlie said at Team Summit he would likely buy DIRECTV some day.

    DIRECTV is having major problems at the moment and it seems as though AT&T is not investing in DIRECTV any more. They are running out of equipment, I am hearing all new installs are getting old equipment and many installs are being canceled or postponed due to lack of hardware.

    On the retailer side I am hearing retailers are not getting paid (some for over a month) and their SD to HD Locals transition has been put on hold.

    I think AT&T has run DIRECTV into the ground faster then even I expected.

    Kind of sad to see.
     
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