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AT&T Agrees to Purchase DirecTV (Was: ATT looking to buy Direct TV)


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#901 ONLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

If you go to the RFD-TV website, they are actively soliciting their viewers to comment on the merger.  They have direct links to the Comcast and the ATT mergers.  

 

It would probably help if the comments mentioned that they were concerned the merger would affect the channel. Many don't mention it at all, just not to allow the channel itself from being pulled.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:30 PM

i swapped to AT&T 3 years ago because Verizon would not pickup at my house and I have had nothing but good things to say about them

 

As I've never had AT&T service, I'm not for or against it, as long as they don't make a change I don't like :)



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:11 AM

i swapped to AT&T 3 years ago because Verizon would not pickup at my house and I have had nothing but good things to say about them

 

Well, we now know you don't live in NJ or NY.

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:13 AM

As I've never had AT&T service, I'm not for or against it, as long as they don't make a change I don't like :)

 

It's not as good as Verizon here.  When my wife goes to Europe, the calls come in like she's standing next to me.  I've already had that explained to me, Europe is just ahead of us in some things.

 

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:08 AM

Update: AT&T’s DirecTV bid nearing approval
 
(nypost.com) - AT&T has reached a tentative deal with antitrust officials to help pave the way for its proposed $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Post has learned.
 
The telecom giant has agreed to unspecified conditions in order to win approval from the Justice Department for the bid, sources said....
 
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

Surprised it has moved so quickly, I wonder what AT&T is committing to to push this through so fast?


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:36 AM

Surprised it has moved so quickly, I wonder what AT&T is committing to to push this through so fast?

 

The cynic in me says it'll be something trivial (unless you directly benefit from it) like a "commitment to spend X dollars to upgrade rural broadband infrastructure."



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

The cynic in me says it'll be something trivial (unless you directly benefit from it) like a "commitment to spend X dollars to upgrade rural broadband infrastructure."

 

They already made such a commitment, but I guess they could get them to expand it, or put it on some sort of a specific timetable with penalties for failing to do so.

 

It sounds like that's something they really want to do in this case however, as it is needed for them to turn Directv into a double/triple play in the rural areas that currently don't have access to any such bundling deals.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:30 PM

Just keep in mind where this source is coming from .... New York Post  "According to a survey conducted by Pace University in 2004, the Post was rated the least-credible major news outlet in New York, and the only news outlet to receive more responses calling it "not credible" than credible (44% not credible to 39% credible)."  http://appserv.pace....poll_061604.pdf


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:34 PM

Just keep in mind where this source is coming from .... New York Post  "According to a survey conducted by Pace University in 2004, the Post was rated the least-credible major news outlet in New York, and the only news outlet to receive more responses calling it "not credible" than credible (44% not credible to 39% credible)."  http://appserv.pace....poll_061604.pdf

 

This news is being reported by several major outlets today.......


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:39 PM

This news is being reported by several major outlets today.......

 

Yes I know but the original source is the NY Post right? The major news outlets are saying according to the Post in their articles.

 

http://www.foxbusine...nears-approval/  -- "AT&T Inc has reached a tentative deal with antitrust regulators to pave the way for it to buy DirecTV, the New York Post reported, citing unspecified sources."

 

http://www.nasdaq.co...-20140826-00068 -- " AT&T Inc. ( T ) entered into a tentative agreement with antitrust regulators to help pave the way for its proposed $49 billion acquisition of satellite-TV company DirecTV ( DTV ), the New York Post reported."

 

http://www.bidnesset...ement-with-doj/ -- "According to the New York Post, the exact conditions AT&T has agreed to remain unknown. While the deal is expected to be given the green signal this October, the two companies still need an approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to proceed with the merger." 

 

http://www.dslreport...V-Merger-130188 -- "The New York Post claims that AT&T has struck a deal with the Department of Justice that would allow AT&T's $48.5 billion plan to acquire DirecTV to move forward. The report fails to specify what precise conditions the DOJ will place on the deal, though it does suggest that regulators are leaning toward approval with DOJ approval coming as soon as October." 

 

http://www.fiercecab...hase/2014-08-25 -- "AT&T has reached an agreement with the Department of Justice, clearing a major regulatory hurdle in its quest to purchase DirecTV, according to an exclusive report in the New York Post. ... Citing unnamed sources "close to the process," the paper says AT&T (NYSE: T) has agreed to a number of unspecified conditions in order to gain regulatory approval for the $49 billion takeover bid."


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:50 PM

Yes I know but the original source is the NY Post right?  

 

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:30 AM

Just keep in mind where this source is coming from .... New York Post  "According to a survey conducted by Pace University in 2004, the Post was rated the least-credible major news outlet in New York, and the only news outlet to receive more responses calling it "not credible" than credible (44% not credible to 39% credible)."  http://appserv.pace....poll_061604.pdf

 

I don't understand how the Post stays in business.  It is a dreadful newspaper, I think.

 

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:34 PM

My journalism professor in college (back during the Harding administration) always drummed into our heads that the NY Post and the Daily News are not "newspapers" they are tabloids.  The NY Times and Wall Street Journal are newspapers. :) 


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:50 PM

My journalism professor in college (back during the Harding administration) always drummed into our heads that the NY Post and the Daily News are not "newspapers" they are tabloids.  The NY Times and Wall Street Journal are newspapers. :)

Quite right! As are London Times, LA Times, Christian Science Monitor (though I haven't seen it for years), possibly SF Chronicle, and other cities of which I am not aware. My professor was back in TR's day.....


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:03 PM

I don't understand how the Post stays in business.  It is a dreadful newspaper, I think.

 

Rich

 

Because it has the best sports section of any daily newspaper in the area. Better than the News and MUCH better than the Times, Star Ledger, Bergen Record, Newsday - you name it. Sports sells in this area, don't discount that. And, quite frankly, it has a pretty strong business section too. The rest of it could be ripped from the pages of the National Enquirer, but I don't bother with those parts of it anyway.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:12 PM

I don't understand how the Post stays in business.  It is a dreadful newspaper, I think.


For the same reason reality shows and home shopping/infomercials survive. They are cheap and people actually watch it.

 

My journalism professor in college (back during the Harding administration) always drummed into our heads that the NY Post and the Daily News are not "newspapers" they are tabloids.  The NY Times and Wall Street Journal are newspapers. :)


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:39 PM

For the same reason reality shows and home shopping/infomercials survive. They are cheap and people actually watch it.

 Or at least advertisers think people do....

My generation saw USA Today banned from being a paper one could reference. At the time they were printing forecasted temperatures as yesterday's high if they didn't get an update before the paper went to print.

Perhaps they printed yesterday's high as tomorrow's forecast... :)


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:56 AM

Update: AT&T’s New DirecTV Move - An Olive Branch to the Farmers
 
(wsj.com) - The telecom giant has reached a deal with Rural Media Group to carry its rural-oriented television channel RFD-TV on AT&T’s U-verse pay-tv service.  AT&T was the only major service provider not carrying the channel and its pending $49 billion takeover of DirecTV had become a lightning rod for viewers sending comments to the FCC over their concerns about losing access to shows like “Equestrian Nation”.
 
 
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Posted 09 September 2014 - 09:47 AM

Heh. Not farmers, really, but affluent ex-urbanites and scattered ranchers. Few farmers use horses for anything; owning horses costs $$ and takes a lot of care, so it's a luxury hobby for those who gots 'em. 

 

But good to know RFD will be on ATT.... (is it on DIRECTV now?) 


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