How about I modify my statement: In many cases you were highly encouraged to switch to Dish. And in most MDU's it was forced. I know a couple people that live in such apartment complexes and they were all forced to switch to Dish.
YMMV of course.
Highly encouraged meaning they got advertising in the mail...or was there waterboarding involved? C'mon...let's be real the AT&T change had nothing to do with churn. DirecTV isn't claiming it did...it seems only you are.
Yes, it probably cause lower subscription numbers, but my guess is the number of people that canceled DirecTV because the AT&T deal switched is ridiculously small. Dish's subscription numbers would also certainly bear that out. People that were getting a discount through BellSouth for DirecTV are still getting that discount and my guess is DirecTV is still paying AT&T on those existing customers.