What if Dish Network buys them? Then they either merge DTV and Dish and merge DTV Stream and Sling TV. Or just offer DirecTV and DirecTV Stream as separate services? Would that save them?I think there both going to die before that. Having a hard time seeing this company exists in any form within the next 5 years
Lol the fine print says good for 30 years (yea that’ll happen). The other problem is with the $250 programming limit, my Premier package will exceed that in the near future. 🤬I think there both going to die before that. Having a hard time seeing this company exists in any form within the next 5 years
STREAM has fewer customers to start with in what seems likely to be a game of attrition (linear pay TV). Obviously we don't know what the win/loss rates are for each platform respectively but we do know that for a significant number of subscribers, satellite is considered (rightly or wrongly) to be their only option.Why do you think Stream might die before that?
They hoped people that got rid of satellite would move over to their streaming service. Far more people have left satellite than they have streaming subscribers.I wonder how many subscribers it would take for DTV to consider shutting down DTV Stream and just using it for bad weather backup and the DTV APP? However, didn't they originally create DTV Stream so it would be easier to install then DTV and that would help them get rid of DTV?
Price hikes are coming to YTTV alsoThe price hikes are not helping to attract and retain customers. Compared to Youtube Tv, Direct's Choice package will be $35 more per month, offering little more than local RSNs. Even the Entertainment package will be $10 higher than Youtube TV. Think about it, at $10 a month higher price, in 12 months that's $120 (almost two months of service from YouTube TV). Get with it, AT&T (who owns 70% of this company)!
I still have a working rotary phone.Linear television is definitely going the way of the rotary phone Price hikes for streaming services have nothing to do with it