The old DIRECTV might hold on to 101 ... but AT&T|DIRECTV is controlled by bean counters. At some point it will become more profitable to sell 101 than keep it. I believe the licenses at 110 and 119 will go first (it would be fiscally irresponsible to hold on to an asset when more money can be made by selling it). Holding on to the licenses to spite DISH is an emotional argument - not a fiscally responsible plan. As noted, the present attrition rates are not sustainable. There are already calls for AT&T to divest DIRECTV. Those calls will only become louder if the rate does not level off.