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DIRECTV Announces Conference Call & Webcast for Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by cforrest, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Q: Any idea where their subscriber gains are coming from?

    They come from everyone but probably more from cable just because they have many more subs overall.

    Q: VOD hours and in HD

    Not sure but 3000-4000. Also pushing movies to the DVR. HD is small at this point but will grow. It's just very early because they just launched it last month.
     
  2. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    And that's it, call is over.
     
  3. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    Thats the vibe I got too. :lol:
     
  4. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Well I think we all knew that anyway. :lol: It was just Charlie trying to create some press and hopefully raise his stock up a bit. He may really want to try again but DirecTV is in the drivers seat this time.

    Chase also seemed to poo-poo much in the way of working together. That question always gets asked and he gave the politically correct answer of "we're always looking at things to make our business better" but did comment that they really aren't looking at much, there just isn't much they can work on together frankly.
     
  5. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    No problem. Working is overrated as it is. :)
     
  6. jacmyoung

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    No mentioning of 8/14 HD expansion? I want to know what new HDs.
     
  7. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    There was just a mention of the new sat going online and new channels coming which they already announced. He didn't go into any detail other then that. They rarely if ever actually make any channel announcements in financial calls, it's more about the bottom line for the investors so not surprising there weren't any specific channel announcements.
     
  8. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Good Stuff bonscott87, thanks!
     
  9. dduitsman

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    Many thanks for your effort.
    dd
     
  10. jacmyoung

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    I understand that, though in the last call they talked about upcoming new hardware in great detail.
     
  11. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    Remember, this is a discussion of the financial situation of DirecTV for the last quarter, not a DirecTV version of a "Charlie Chat".
     
  12. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Ahhh, you might be thinking of their yearly investor call. I think it was in the spring they had their normal financial call like this one and then 2 weeks later they had a big all morning investor call where they talked details of their business plan for the next 2 years which included a lot of hardware talk and channels.
     
  13. davring

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    Nice job bonscott keeping us up to date. You work in a steno pool?:)
     
  14. grover517

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    It's just that D* for a whole month or Premier service is cheaper than one tank of gas in my Avalanche. Much more enjoyable also:D !
     
  15. jacmyoung

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    That was why, thank you. Any investor call planned this time? I want more free HD VODs.
     
  16. kw2957

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    Thanks a lot for the information bonscott!
     
  17. Ken S

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    Nothing on the schedule, but if you want to keep tabs on that kind of thing here's the link:

    http://investor.directv.com/
     
  18. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Yea that investor call from earlier this year where they laid out their plans is just a once every year (or two) thing.
     
  19. Drew2k

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    Apparently Chase Carey DID break some news about the HD rollout, as explained by new forum member Cindy!

     
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