New AT&T 3.8 Billion investor seems to question DIRECTV and TW acquisitions.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by grover517, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. AngryManMLS

    AngryManMLS Active Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    You know you don't have to watch either of those if you don't want to. Just like I have Fox News blocked on my DirecTV boxes because I choose to ignore them. Just saying.
  2. NashGuy

    NashGuy Active Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Yeah, all the big media powers have their own news services. NBCU with MSNBC and the new free streaming NBC News Now. WarnerMedia with CNN. ViacomCBS has their free streaming CBSN. ABC has their free streaming ABC News Now. What's left of Fox has Fox News.

    After the current crop of popular opinion talking heads fade or move on from Fox News (Carlson, etc.) and MSNBC (Maddow, etc.), I think we're going to see news increasingly shift to free, ad-supported streaming. Again, that's the model for the recently-launched news services from ABC, CBS and NBC. Baby Boomers love their primetime talkers on Fox News and MSNBC but I don't think they're all that popular with Gen X, much less Millennials.
  3. CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    St. Louis
    A media expert Porter Pibb says Elliott Management is wrong about AT&T.

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    “Not reimbursing subscribers for the loss of CBS content is not helpful and the re-acquisition costs will be significant," Bibb said. "Netflix has mastered CRM and provides an appropriate model for AT&T and all others entering the streaming wars.”

    “Elliott Management is dead wrong in criticizing AT&T for acquiring TimeWarner, and should focus on Verizon, which has no center or second revenue stream and consists only of dumb pipes, which will become less and less profitable as new competitors like T-Mobile/Sprint begin to take Verizon wireless subscribers,” he said.
  4. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    For your convenience, you can watch RT on ch 321. Saves time and you can get your "real" news straight from the source.
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Pipes are good. I use my full service cable company (they offer TV, Internet, Phone) as a pipe to get the content I want. They wouldn't get my money if they were not a pipe. (I am an Internet only subscriber and certainly wouldn't pay for their overpriced TV and phone services.)

    Isn't it fun when the "experts" disagree and bicker over each other's opinion? Plenty of opinions to align oneself with.

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