Bankers Predicting Sale of DTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CraigerM, May 20, 2020 at 2:01 PM.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    They had this idea to start some sort of streaming service to bridge between nothing and what they have today in a basic mirror of dtv sat service. And they thought using a couple different offerings would do that well.

    That did not work and needs to go away.

    I have a feeling by July they will only offer people three new services.

    Directv
    Att TV
    HBO MAX


    All the others will either have their customers converted or just slowly fall away with churn. Including uverse.

    Their supposed cheap or free over the air service or whatever that thing is might stick around but I doubt it.

    We’ll see if I guess right soon enough.
     
  2. inkahauts

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    This entire thing from bankers feels like the one “activist investor” trying to push his personal agenda of getting rid of DIRECTV into the news again.

    It’s just dumb at the moment.
     
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  3. inkahauts

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    At this point if DIRECTV makes a profit while paying for itself and it’s debit then there is zero reason to sell it. I don’t care if it makes them only $1 a year it’s worth keeping for the bundles and other things they can sell to customers to keep people buying their other services, and helps them keep att tv operating costs down. And I wouldn’t be shocked if att tv has a very hard time collecting many customers.

    If they ever sell off DIRECTV I wouldn’t be surprised if att sold off all att tv and other streaming stuff too except for HBO Max.
     
  4. CraigerM

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    What if they would want it down to just HBO/Max as their only TV service? Could that potentially have more subscribers combined then their other TV services?
     
  5. SledgeHammer

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    Lmao... Buffet has been out of touch for years:

    Berkshire Hathaway reported earnings on May 2, and the COVID-19 stock crash weighed heavily on them. Net earnings were a record -$49.8 billion, reflecting the $55 billion loss from Berkshire's massive stock portfolio in the first quarter.

    If you consider the first quarter Jan 1 - April 31, the market did a pretty violent V turn and you were pretty close to even YTD (assuming you were largely in tech as you should be). S&P and DOW are still way below B.C. levels though. Ketchup. Nuff said.
     
  6. SledgeHammer

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    While I suspect I'll be moving to TVision next week (if D doesn't re-up my promo), I'd say for most people a streaming traditional is a fat NO SALE as they just care about price, # of TVs and no proprietary hardware. I'd rather have a single service for my live TV and a traditional behavior DVR, but I know I'm in the minority these days.
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Bingo. This is some outsider or edge person's idea. It is a shame that the question was ever addressed by anyone official at AT&T or DISH (addressed last September).

    One might as well quote a poster on this site or Twitter who wants AT&T|DIRECTV to charge $50 per month for Premier with no receiver or other fees. They could make a million posts saying "AT&T should" but they are not in the position to do anything other that tilt at a windmill. In essence, Apollo Management is a troll. We probably should not be feeding the troll.
     
  8. CraigerM

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    I saw these two new posts at thelayoff.com. Do we have to worry now if an outage or glitch happens it will take longer to fix?

    @2tlf: correct, they are not renewing the leases on those data centers and therefore will not even allow a VM rebuild to occur there if one goes down.
    20 hours ago by Anonymous

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    For what is worth, there is NO investment in DTV data centers. They are barely maintaining the server and storage, and infrastructure equipment there.
     
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  9. AngryManMLS

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    I suspect AT&T is going to off load DirecTV for pennies on the dollar within the next year or two. At this point they will be lucky to get that given all the damage AT&T has done to the brand.
     
  10. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I would not rely on an anonymous site filled with disgruntled workers to be factual.
     
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  11. slice1900

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    That's not a real loss, it is just mark to market for their stock holdings. Since the stock market has partially recovered those losses their Q2 earnings will show $25 billion or whatever in "earnings". Apple is just below their pre-pandemic all time high and that's Berkshire Hathaway's largest single stock position.
     
  12. CraigerM

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    They did have the AT&T TV info on their.
     
  13. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That does not mean anything on the site is factual. Verify it elsewhere.
     
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  14. SuperTech2131

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    I know of a local Medical company that just negotiated 200+ locations to change over from dish to DTV, with the upturn in work, less "in house" markets covering DTV work orders, and a demand for more contractors, I dont see DTV crumbling by any means. Maybe not associated with ATT, but DTV will outlast at least 3 more Morgan Freeman lifetimes.

    Sent from my SM-G977U using Tapatalk
     
  15. CraigerM

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    Over at the other site their is a post about seeing freezing and pixelation. A member replied saying that DTV has switched to an automated monitoring system and layed off much of the DTV staff that used to do it.
     
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  16. ericknolls

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    What does that mean? If DIRECTV is trying to kill off those customers for streaming. It wouldn't matter. What will selling DIRECTV do for AT&T's streaming plans? It just doesn't add up. I am trying to make sense of it all. It is just not registering for me. I want to understand their strategy. It sounds like it is not working and more like it is saving money on installs and truck rolls versus adding new streaming subscribers. It is still too early to tell.
     
  17. inkahauts

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    Except they have had an automated system for detecting that for ages and is not at all new...

    It’s impossible to have a group of people watching every feed they offer 24/7. That has never been realistic. Especially after they launched locals two decades ago.
     
  18. CraigerM

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    Should posts from thelayoff.com not be posted on here anymore?
     
  19. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It would be best to limit links to reputable sites ... and not make so many posts copied from other sites that you appear to be promoting such sites. This is a discussion forum, not a place to be constantly posting links driving traffic elsewhere. Reputable sources supporting a point are acceptable. But a constant barrage of links is not discussion.
     
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  20. CraigerM

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    Sorry, didn’t think I was promoting them just posting news from them.
     

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