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How different would Directv be now if they were never purchased by Newscorp

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mkdtv21, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. mkdtv21

    mkdtv21 Legend

    May 27, 2007
    If they were still owned by Hughes what do you think Directv would of been like now. I know there would have never been the HR platform and we would still be with Tivo possibly. But I don't know all of the things that would be different. What do you all think.
  2. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    I suspect that Directv would have been negatively impacted by GM going through Chapter 11 and would have been unloaded in any case.
  3. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    I'll bet TiVO's CEO Tom Rogers daydreams about that scenario often. :)

    Agree with Bob, tho. Because of GM' s troubles, they probably would have been on the block anyway.
  4. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    On that note should they rebuy D* to keep up with Comcast buying NBC?
  5. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    For the first time ever, I now see the Newscorp purchase as being a good thing....
  6. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    Nov 18, 2006
    GM needed the money but what if they had gone to Boeing like the rest of Hughes? Would things stayed the same as there were?
  7. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    Not all of Hughes went to Boeing (a large part went to Raytheon). If the Howard Hughes Medical Institute trustees hadn't sold to GM, it could have stayed a lot like it was in the past. By the time GM sold off the assets things had already changed quite a bit (I worked at Hughes 1962-1966 and 1968-1994). The seeds of what became Directv were sown in the 1960s.

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