"AT&T Inc. T -0.59% ’s chief operating officer defended the company’s strategy in the media business and said it doesn’t plan to sell its DirecTV unit, viewing the satellite TV provider as central to its ambitions in streaming video.
In an interview, John Stankey said, “DirecTV is an important part of what we’re going to be doing going forward.”
I am confused. I have Sirius XM in my 2014 Honda Odyssey. I just assumed that Sirius and XM had combined. Are you saying I only have XM and not Sirius even though it says Sirius XM? If so, how do I tell which one I have?
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The company did combine. But, just as if Dish and DirecTV should merge, there are two competing technologies out there. The Sirius platform and the XM platform that both existed pre-merger. To add to the issue, automakers had exclusive deals with either Sirius or XM.I have 2 Dash kits. 1 says Sirius and 1 says XM. The channels are on the same "numbers" on both of them
I agree with this 100%.I’m sick of cord cutters.
So as most of you know we sell Comcast. Atleast once every week I get a customer call me up acting like a smart a$$ wanting to cancel service because they are switching to streaming.
I tell them to hold while I run their address to see what other internet providers are in the area....
Customer: I want to cancel all my service with you. I hate your company.
Me to hear that, may I ask why before I transfer you to customer service.
Customer: I got a fire stick, I don’t need y’all anymore. Your prices are too high.
Me: you do realize you need our internet to make your fire stick work.
Customer: I can get internet through AT&T
Me: I just looked it up, AT&T offers 1.5 meg in your area. Fire stick won’t work.
Customer: you people lie
Me: I’ll transfer you to retention, but remember your fire stick won’t work without your internet, and the price for only internet will be higher because your breaking your bundle .
Me: have a nice day
AT&T will probably trade for wireless spectrumI haven't read all the posts in this thread and I remember reading it in another post but has anyone heard anything about ATT/DirecTV and Dish discussing the sale of the ATT/DirecTV DBS transponders at 110 W or 119 W to Dish? I thought I read that ATT/DirecTV doesn't really use all of these DBS transponders especially the 3 they have at 110 W.
I don’t know about all that. But a DTV sub that wants a lot of sports isn’t going to be as much interested in Dish. BTW, I’m on Mediacom cable and have been for almost 3 years now. I use my own Tivo and find it to be nearly as good as the H3 and the subscription pricing is well below Dish’s. I’m paying about $90/month for all their channels including the big 4 Premiums.Dish should NOT buy DTV. If ATT is dumping it. Dish can just pickup most of the subscribers for Free, by just waiting it out. A lot cheaper than buying DTV. A lot of the DTV subscribers would prefer Dish over there local cable provider, since most of them suck. Also, it would take several years to pay off the purchase of DTV.
Sports is truly the only thing that DirecTV has on Dish. Well, that and HBO. Honestly, if they were to merge, it would be the same as Primestar becoming DirecTV. Furthermore, Sunday Ticket would finally be available on cable. After that contract ends, Dish won't pay for those rights.Dish should NOT buy DTV. If ATT is dumping it. Dish can just pickup most of the subscribers for Free, by just waiting it out. A lot cheaper than buying DTV. A lot of the DTV subscribers would prefer Dish over there local cable provider, since most of them suck. Also, it would take several years to pay off the purchase of DTV.
Usually after the new customer deal runs out since then the prices are very close. I have owned Tivos so I only pay for a cablecard which is $1.99/month and the Tivos are paid for and on lifetime. Cable equipment from the company is nearly the same miserable fees that sat services charge.Certainly not around here. Last time I looked Cox had PAGES of fees. And FiOS, is, of course, more expensive. Neither approach the Hoppers.
Don’t we read of many complaints about Comcast and other pricing?
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