DirecTV CEO Chase Carey's potential departure for News Corporation has resulted in yet another round of rumors that DirecTV could be sold. According to Collins Stewart cable and satellite analyst Tom Eagan, Carey's done the "heavy lifting" in turning the satellite carrier around and negotiating the Liberty Media merger and NFL contract extension -- and is now ready to be Rupert Murdoch's number right arm at News Corp. AT&T, who just selected DirecTV as their exclusive TV resale partner in non-U-Verse neighborhoods, has been rumored to be a prime candidate to take over DirecTV for as long as we can remember. Other than stock fluctuations (which may be the whole point), nothing ever comes of the rumors.
Please do explain how at&t "ruined" bellsouth. This is just your past possibly ONE if not few bad experiences you might have had that's set your negative spin - which can happen in any corporation big or small.
I think it was for the better as Bellsouth was a mess from the beginning. They - Bellsouth as a whole, no offense to those 'over and above' technicians/managers - always did things half ass (left old equipment in place, infrastructure went to hell, never replaced lines just patched them up). The only good upgrade Bellsouth did was install fiber optics which took them forever to accomplish. Once at&t took over it all seemed to be cleaned up. Ive never had any issues whatsoever since their takeover. at&t is also now installing U-verse VRADS and getting everyone online in the majority of South Florida by next month. Their billing system is excellent as again I have not had any issues (att mobility or att corp). -- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Unless you know what you're doing.
You sir have no idea what you are talking about. Since AT&T aquired us the following crap has happened. 1. Thier systems and data base is antiquited, stuff we stoped using 15 years ago. now we move into thier slop. 2. Our job as former Bellsouth Managers was to meet and exceed our customer needs. and for 23 years as a stand alone I can say we did that. 3. Our network that Dallas inhierited was robust and reliable, now I can tell you it is about the bottom line. As we get deeper into our summer storm season our systems will become less reliable.