I for one will not draw any conclusions about this until I read what smalls_62 has to say.
I'll guess mr. smalls will say it's a bad sign for T.
Speaking of content is king....I still say someone would be wise to purchase Univision. AMX or T or VZ et al. Someone would be wise because this content is a huge ala carte draw that outpaces the other U.S. majors (CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX) audiences. It would be a much wiser move than buying an AOL rerun in DTV. You did say content is king.....
being distracted or worried that T will renege on their promises.
And, it will make next quarters numbers jump nicely.
Fitfun says “I play golf and chase skirt. Why rush into FOREVER, when there's no guarantees”
“Why rush into FOREVER” At this rate you will run out of time. LOL.
Are you sure that you chase skirt? 40-50 and not hitched? I have my doubts that you are on the same bus. LOL.
Spot on Smalls. VOD are in a great position for future growth in all its markets, that will outperform most if not all telecom providers. Only competitor maybe Verizon.
17% return from 09, not including dividends is really bad. A new ceo is needed right now. Good thing they're selling the hottest product ever or who knows where the stock would trade. I've held this stock for years and getting frustrated. comments please.
So why are you arguing that satellite is NOT going away? LOL Which is it Lucy? You can't argue both. You are wrong or Stephenson is wrong.
AOL was preparing too. The sheer increase in competition kills pricing. Simple economics. It isn't a long time. Broadband expansion begins this year under SEVERAL new technologies for cable, fixed and mobile telcos. They won't stick with DTV or AT&T OTT unless it is priced much lower and ala carte.....existing revenue/profit destruction. You have to lower price to match or lose the market share.....just like what is happening to AT&T's mobile market. If you don't like what is happening to the mobile market with just a couple smaller players going to war then wait until DTV has dozens of bundlers at war, let alone direct ala carte from content suppliers completely circumventing the TV bundler.
Fitfun, I thought he was a knuckle shuffler, although I did have another name in mind. LOL. It looks like the only woman in his lonely life is AT&T….But does she keep him warm at nights? I keep hearing this song in my head, all day over and over…..Cliff Richard sang the song…..That’s it…..Bachelor Boy….50 and still on the shelf. Hilarious.
All mad they that won't qualify for broadband funding unless they deploy higher bandwidth infrastructure THAT WILL OPEN the door to streaming lag free 4K TV. The pay TV market barrier crumbles at that point forward. That is why the likes of cable and telcos with TV offerings have been loath to deploy higher bandwidth. Your TV bundle pricing power will be deep sixed as you have dozens of competitors over OTT instead of three or four to the local consumer. Google doesn't give a rats behind about 25 mbps raise. They actually WANT this raise and have been goading the other ISPs to do such. The FCC just raised the bar enough to squeeze off money flow unless ISPs open the door for IP TV. IP TV that is going to turn satellite TV delivery into a dinosaur just like bandwidth expansion turned AOL into a dinosaur.
LOL A copyright is a copyright. You can willingly violate it but I will do my best to avoid any possible litigation reasons.
The AT&T CEO actually said they were prepared for Sattelite to go away over time... he didn't say it was going away anytime soon, only that they were prepared. It will be a LONG time before that happens and the new business they pick up and retain from all the new DTV Subsribers they are inheriting will fueil future growth for OTT, etc..... Many will stick with DTV until they decide to go to AT&T OTT, etc....He also said they planned for it going away before buying DTV. This is clearly your message board and you are going to twist and refute anything you don't like to hear, so have the last word and patt yourself on the back. AT&T and DTV green in a down market.
It won't own that sport as bandwidth expands. People won't have to pay for a DTV bundle if they only want TV for NHL, NBA, MLB. The only market you have is the Sunday Ticket for those demanding to watch a particular franchise. Some are just fine with their local broadcast.
It is more than one buttion to set up a recorder. Amazon on demand is commercial free and you don't have to worry about hitting a button BEFORE the content is released. Cable is repositioning as a high bandwidth ISP with a low cost TV bundle. Satellite cannot. The market where it counts (U.S., not Latin America) is seeing satellite defections. The gains in low profit latin America head count hides the U.S. head count defection. You can only jack rates so long for those fat laden bundles before people leave for IP streaming sources like Sling TV. Your contradicting the most recent comments by Stephenson who indicated TV is going to the internet and they are prepared for that transition. LOL It appears you disagree with Stephenson's recent comments. Of course he doesn't know which side of the bed he wakes up on commenting satellite would avoid bandwidth consumption just a couple months ago. Bandwidth expansion is going to kick the door wide open to pay TV competition. Telco and cable lobby trying their best to keep a barrier up with throttling and fast lanes while FCC and Obummer as well as Sprint took the other side of the argument on net neutrality.
If anything, the DOJ should take a look at the lobby group as a cartel under the Sherman antitrust act trying to act as a group to stifle any new competition. That would really turn them on their ear. Maybe someone like Sony or Netflix should file a complaint....
[ISP providers will have to spend more money to deliver higher speeds]
Yes and that cost always gets passed on. I've read three articles already today about the FCC decision and the fact that ISP's are "enraged, mad, furious, outraged." etc. etc. Enter Rob Lowe......