Nobody is going to touch this hot potato. They will make bull [manure] claims but when it comes to actuals there is a different story. Kind of like AT&T's 2014 projections vs. actual performance as well as the large increase in claimed synergies from DTV acquisition.
VOD has been needing to close a big gap up from months ago. I believe Nige has posted a couple times he is waiting with a fist of cash to buy at the gap close. Nige, you have to be salivating watching the recent downtrend, hoping to get back in full force.
LOL. I'm doing just fine as you don't seem to account for the VZ Wireless transaction. "killing it with dividends"? LOL T has been dead money.
Apparently I hit the mark with the reality vs. virtual girlfriend and cruises....and dividend size too.
Nothing? This mb little more use than a lonesome loser providing us quality entertainment. The klown theme song as presented by the Little River Band.
LOL. Not what the reports that were coming out at the end of May with nothing really heard of since that time.
Read: AT&T, DirecTV push back against merger conditions, as FCC shot clock remains stopped.
The most laughable part is T's response that "the record demonstrates that the merger is pro-competitive...." I have yet to see where the elimination of many consumers having their choices reduced which vaults concentration past acceptable benchmark concentration levels is good for consumers. FCC should just tell them to fly a kite on concentration concerns until Title II is upheld in the litigation fight which will be the basis of new competition having the ability to fill the void left by AT&T buying DTV. FCC should say, 'come back in a couple years after we kick your [rear posterior] in the pending court fight. If, for some unkown reason FCC loses Title II, AT&T and DTV will have concentrated pay TV in overlapping markets without remedy for such new competition to adequately fill the void. Now, klown, show me some media hype to back your current claim the deal will be approved with "NO" contingencies.
The dividend truck is as real as your girlfriend and the cruise you recently took.
Still single headed into the late 40s. A true klown and a lonesome loser.
Stinky butt, Go read the VOD message board. We address each other often. This T message board comment direction is centered on the klown act entertainment being provided.
Here goes the wild goose chase. Klown has repeatedly asked me to meet him on the coast while making fun of housing in the U.K./Europe. My smalls ID was created well before May of 2013. Nige has been posting on Interactive Investors well before then but did join Yahoo Finance after I began posting on a relatively quite VOD message board. My ID much older than 2013 and Nige's ID on iii is much older than 2013. You know better but want to start the same trash. Keep it up klown. You're dividends are as real as the supposed cruise you took earlier this week.....and that blow up doll for a girlfriend.
Yes Nige, I believe it was Stephenson who stated such. Latin America growth???....most of the growth is already over. Klowns ignore the penetration figures and economics. Pay TV penetration knocking on 60% in all of latin America (some countries rivaling U.S. penetration) while the U.S. is considered fully penetrated bouncing against 84% and starting to see cord cutting. The limited amount of analyst coverage concerning pay TV in Latin America both predict modest growth in satellite TV (more or less treading water), cable shrinking, and the big gains in subscriber counts being had by streaming. Boils down to satellite losing head count in urbanized areas but treading water overall with gains in rural market.
If the klowns think there is going to be some overnight miracle gain in mobile phone market in Latin America then they have another thing coming. Ask Masayoshi Son how buying a distant third place network operator in need of major infrastructure investment has worked out for him so far. AT&T, already cash strapped cash flow barely making dividend cover, is buying an AOL rerun in DTV will have fodder to play earnings games but FCF/dividend cover spells out T not having the financial horsepower to make the serious investment to even attempt a run at AMX or TEF. Stephenson indeed in a whiff of desperation as his stock buyback program has produced dead end share price movement with money that could have been used to build a better network to compete with VZ.
Identity concerns are via the klown act and his numerous IDs with the IDs being little more than entertainment to pass the time.
...and AT&T investors have watched AT&T sit as dead money since Stephenson took the helm in 2007. Net debt has exploded in the time being with no price appreciation to show for it. FCF barely covering the dividend and now Stephenson lining T up for a rerun of AOL-Time Warner disaster buying a dominant market player just as their market barrier falls. Not to mention a capex black hole in Mexico. Where is that capex need going to come from when they're barely covering dividend commitment with FCF. ....all those new shares being issued for DTV will have new dividend expense commitment that eats up the FCF of DTV with little left for debt service being assumed.
"The worlds largest trailer park Suncoast - YouTube”
Clown still dodges this topic that is close to his heart."
A real gut busting joke on the Klown. He threw a stone on U.K. housing while living in the glass trailer park capital of the world. I see he also tried to make like he was busy on 4th of July with activities but was still here with the klown act for you to enjoy.
Nige, they might fall for his lies initially, not for the long term. Some people can spot a liar/klown act within a couple minutes of conversation while some take a day or two to figure out his olive skinned woman is a blow up doll and his Caribbean cruise is little more than a day dream. An endless number of lies he has been called out on. Wonder what the next klown act will be.
Nothing of the like klown. The comment goes to the core of Mr. Market being accurate. It's opinion can often be irrational just like it was for the AOL-Time Warner forecasted synergies etc. Mr. Market was wrong.
I have not accepted the deal is going through klown. I've stated FCC MIGHT make an approval contingent on AT&T accepting Title II and net neutrality (which T has heavily opposed). Title II opens the door to new competition for both pay TV but ISPs as well. Three year period proposed is a joke. I say 10 years or FCC should give AT&T the middle finger and tell AT&T to sit and spin given AT&T doesn't appear to have fulfilled its prior promises with several parties wanting AT&T-DTV blocked because of T not fulfilling prior obligations of service. At end of day FCC should truly block DTV-T on the grounds Title II needs the courts confirmation that Title II will stand up to litigation challenge and properly opens the door for competition to fill the void left in the markets where AT&T and DTV overlap. Tell AT&T to come back in a couple years if Title II stands up to the cartel's court challenge.
#CordCutting Yep, and lots of new competition coming to ISP and TV bundler market via Title II provisions for common carrier designation as well as net neutrality.
Even Mr. Market can be irrational for a long period. Prime example would be the pumping done with AOL-Time Warner merger synergies and marketing manure. Two years later and the disaster was apparent.
It is a whiff of desperation as Verizon positions to roll out its TV product this year (on a superior network) while T sits flat footed with a spotty network and behind the eight ball with eMBMS. Not a "complete waste of $70B or more", but a waste of a solid $30-40B minimum.
Pumping the pig as it buys an AOL rerun in DTV. T may actually hit $40 but it will be a temporary blip compared to when it becomes apparent Stephenson has bought a dominant TV bundler whose market barrier is collapsing. More or less his attempt to catch up, due to his lack of foresight, as VZ prepares to launch its eMBMS product this summer.
Price performance since he has become CEO speaks volumes. Dead money. VZ on the other hand will be one of many building out organic TV bundler platform that takes market share and profits from DTV.
Stinky bomb, "What happened to the Berkley guy and his Free Press article about why T/DTV could not possibly go thru based on some model you said would defeat the deal? I'm sure you will remember that. You started that stuff after you threatened us with Google for a couple of months. Anything new?"
It still applies. The market concentration is too high in overlapping markets shared by T and DTV. As many competitors have contacted the FCC (both competing ISPs and OTTs) any DTV+T approval should require conditions that will provide new competition to replace the elimination/consolidation of an already limited choice to consumers. Therefore, the FCC requiring AT&T to accept Title II will open the door for new competition to more than replace the elimination of choice. Not just replace but Title II's common carrier and net neutrality being put in place should lead to more competition than currently exists - which is why AT&T is fighting Title II so aggressively. If the klown Stephenson is ignorant enough to swallow the nasty poison pill (Title II) from the FCC then AT&T is overpaying for DTV by probably double.
Looks like someone got [female dog] slapped by Nige with the trailer house nation post and now the klown won't respond. Priceless stuff Nige.
Down because it likely will be with conditions of AT&T accepting Title II's common carrier designation of ISPs and net neutrality that basically opens the door to competition that has been relatively nonexistent in individual markets. AT&T accepts such conditions for DTV approval and they are accepting the monopolistic market barrier is going to be removed. DTV is just a bad move, period.