Well put. There's also this. DirecTV is moving away from Satellite. I know a lot of people grumble when Is say this, because they fear that their service will go away, but, look at the handwriting on the wall. At least where I live, I haven't seen an ad for Sat TV in years. We used to get a lot of ads for DirecTV and Dish, and especially DirecTV at this time of year with ST as the bumper. The only ads I see now from DirecTV is for Stream. That's what they see as their future. Satellite will probably be available in rural areas for awhile, but is that enough for them to invest Billions in new birds, new equipment (and there hasn't been new equipment either in MANY years), and so forth? No. And eventually when 5G tech proliferates and streaming improves (remember where it was 10 years ago when people complained about constant buffering, even on the BEST of systems?), even rural areas will be fine. So by jettisoning ST, they save billions on a dying system. It makes business sense. If their goal was to keep satellite going, then it would definitely have been worth it for them to put in a bid for ST.