Somebody pumping a quick turn trade likely but the rumor failed to move the needle that day if I remember. I'd guess less than a coin flip odds. The article mentioning AT&T and VOD in the same sentence as possible bed mates is a joke now that it is stacked with debt over long amortizations. VZ on the other hand may have a good chunk of debt but it is significantly short amortization load. I could see VZ coming back to the table in another couple years as a suitor with a loaded elephant gun after it has greatly reduced the debt load. AT&T on the other hand doesn't look like it will have any kind of big caliber ammo as the DTV structure didn't add squat for new FCF when consideration of the new debt issue and new dividend costs are factored against the existing DTV FCF.
LOL Keep making up the lies like you do IDs Go play your softball with your beer gut, chase the bar fly crowd and then check back in here later when you have no real woman to warm up at night. Poor old lonely guy got left behind at the softball fields. Knocking on fifty but stuck in the idiot early 20's rut. Sad, so sad.
You've already admitted you don't know how to read AT&T's financials so why would we expect you to understand how the structuring of any deal can make all the difference. You really are an ignorant klown.
LOL Yes, AT&T isn't going to have anywhere to hide DTV from the onslaught of new OTT competition that doesn't have huge debt burden to service. If the bandwidth (internet) is becoming available to handle buffer free video to the consumer masses then that means the door is getting opened to OTT competition to deliver over the same pipe. Going to get ugly for DTV as its market barrier collapses. Already feeling the heat and chasing DISH into a skinny bundle.... LOL
DTV+AT&T=AOL+Time Warner rerun
Just confirms that OTT is coming and the threat of new competition with it. New competition that will not have the heavy debt burden of DTV/AT&T. Not good for AT&T shareholders.
Funny. Thought the reason for buying DTV was to avoid bandwidth consumption. Those were Stephenson's words in an interview leading up to the merger approval. Pushing subs from U-verse is pointless as well other than to mask the subs loss that has been otherwise going on for DTV.
As long as AT&T is shoving U-verse subs into DTV it is going to hide the true comparable number. Like I said, going to take a couple years for the ignorant purchase of a peaked business to become apparent that it was a blind squirrel takeover.
LOL You lie. You've been begging for me to come back for some time. How is that fake vacation and fake dividend amount?
Busted just like the klown's lie about going on vacations/cruises. How many aliases do you have? I know, I know. You're going to lie about that too!
Not yet anyway. They can start cutting capex and go into the Sprint spiral where their network turns into a pile of $*@& laggard.
Hmmm Yahoo eating again.
A good thing? AT&T is building a mountain of FTTP in the FCC agreement to buy DTV. It would appear the ramp up of speeds without a lot of capex is a mute argument at that point when you are stringing a mountain of fiber to so many premises.
How are you around a Uverse tech when you claim to be in an area that has little connectivity and even spotty cell service? Interesting.
LOL Most of the profit center/population density lies within a place of connectivity. This should be a more of a concern for shareholders and the squirrel at the helm rather than serving your rural location.
An inflating reason consumers are looking to cut the cord at an accelerating pace.
RU you an idjit? That is a net loss (of 26K subs) on the combination keeping in mind AT&T is shoving Uverse subs into DTV. Would be interesting to see a full disclosure on how many Uverse subs were converted into DTV subs.