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#61 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Depends on your definition of 'dying'. Both were increasing subscriptions, but both were losing money. Buying sports and personalities (e.g Howard Stern), were costing the companies.

But I think the point several people have tried to make is that at the time of the merger, XM was the 'stronger' company, yet Sirius ended up in charge.

From what I've read of Charlie Ergen, I don't think he would support a merger unless he ended up in control.

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#62 ONLINE   damondlt

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

From what I've read of Charlie Ergen, I don't think he would support a merger unless he ended up in control.

Which is why there is no merger.
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You honestly think they would say here you go charlie. HA HA yea, twice the customers, my guess twice total value.

 

 

 


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

D* doesn't need to buy E*. E* will slowly wither away on it's own.


Let's hope not. We should want multiple sat companies in order to foster competition and innovation.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Not everyone is created equal and there are some media bias toward any major company Walmart,Apple,Microsoft,Netflix,Comcast,Time Warner,AT&T and also Directv all driven for competition and reluctant to pay high cost for content from networks with an exception to Directv which is why we pay more.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

staying afloat
maybe in your wet dreams
don't make me laugh

Guess we'll just have to wait for the year end results, and see who went backwards again and who didn't.:P

 

 

 


#66 OFFLINE   domingos35

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

directv is run by a bunch of wuss ,they cave in to the demands of every network at renewal time

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

What a stupid and untruthful post that is.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

directv is run by a bunch of wuss ,they cave in to the demands of every network at renewal time

Maybe, but they aren't shelling out $700,000 million + on a fight they lost either.

 

 

 


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

directv is run by a bunch of wuss ,they cave in to the demands of every network at renewal time


Dish happens to be the provider with a long history of bad deals. Sounds like you need to do your homework.
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#70 OFFLINE   carlsbad_bolt_fan

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

directv is run by a bunch of wuss ,they cave in to the demands of every network at renewal time


Make a list of what Dish has and what DirecTV has. Which list is longer?

I'll save you the trouble: DirecTV wins.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

Including G4? :)

I'm assuming AMC caved, not Dish...

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

Let's hope not. We should want multiple sat companies in order to foster competition and innovation.


Agreed. It's like the cell phone business. Some want RIM to go under, but we need more companies innovating.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

Agreed. It's like the cell phone business. Some want RIM to go under, but we need more companies innovating.


Problem is, RIM isn't innovating. They're playing catch-up after resting on their laurels.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

The difference between the sat companies and cell phone industry is that sat is part of the whole PayTV industry. And there are many options, in fact even more now with IPTV starting to really take off.

Even if Rim isn't innovating, they are breathing down the necks of thems who are. That is their role for now until they reorganize their mission. (And likely their company.)

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

I'm assuming AMC caved, not Dish...

I will have to agree on this.:)

 

 

 


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

Hmmm....always thought the IRS had the firm #1 position on this title.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

Hmmm....always thought the IRS had the firm #1 position on this title.

They are just mean to the Tax payers, not their employees LOL!:lol:

 

 

 


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Problem is, RIM isn't innovating. They're playing catch-up after resting on their laurels.


No, problem is that RIM didn't recognize that it dominated a smaller market. The security-concerned business market. They wanted to be a consumer company when their strength was in business and security.

They overextended their reach because they were not satisfied with a solid market that they had won. They wanted to play with the "big boys" and it cost them.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

You honestly think they would say here you go charlie.



Not a fan of Dish or Ergen, but I don't think there is ANYTHING that DirecTV senior management would not do if they were offered sufficient personal financial reward.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

Sounds familiar. Someone else used "litigation as a profit center" and "went to war" in court against competitors, suppliers, whoever. That was Ross Perot.
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