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Meanest company in America

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Satelliteracer, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    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.
     
  2. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Which is why there is no merger.
    Directv is not stupid.
    You honestly think they would say here you go charlie. HA HA yea, twice the customers, my guess twice total value.
     
  3. pdxBeav

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

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

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    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.
     
  5. damondlt

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    Guess we'll just have to wait for the year end results, and see who went backwards again and who didn't.:p
     
  6. domingos35

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

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    What a stupid and untruthful post that is.
     
  8. damondlt

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    Maybe, but they aren't shelling out $700,000 million + on a fight they lost either.
     
  9. Hoosier205

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

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

    I'll save you the trouble: DirecTV wins.

    You're welcome.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    Including G4? :)

    I'm assuming AMC caved, not Dish...
     
  12. dpeters11

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

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

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    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.)

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  15. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I will have to agree on this.:)
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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

    damondlt New Member

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    They are just mean to the Tax payers, not their employees LOL!:lol:
     
  18. tonyd79

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    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.
     
  19. Barry in Conyers

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    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.
     
  20. GregLee

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    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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