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DirecTV/AT&T Sale Rumors Return...Again
DirecTV CEO may be eyeing position at News Corporation
by Karl Bode 06:14PM Monday Jun 01 2009
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.

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cameronsfx

join:2009-01-08
Panama City, FL

AT&T has UVerse

Doubt they'd pass the Anti-Trust issues. They shouldn't anyway. The Death Star already ruined Bellsouth.

NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
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join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
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Re: AT&T has UVerse

This "Death Star" was taken over by a different RBOC than Bellsouth.

Mike_

join:2003-06-24
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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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).
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slugo3

join:2001-05-22
West Palm Beach, FL

Re: AT&T has UVerse

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.

uid1307457
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join:2005-12-30
Tempe, AZ

Re: AT&T has UVerse

oh well...

joako
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Even their fiber optics were a mess. They could only deliver 1.5mbps internet on most of their setup.
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shdesigns
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Stone Mountain, GA
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Yes, was limited to 1500/256 here on old (1978) RT that BS refused to upgrade.

Withing a year of AT&T, signs in neigborhood "we are upgrading your network".

I went from 9800 feet and a noisy line to less than 3000' and now can get 6mbit.

I can now finally get dry DSL, BS never offered it. Still hoping my ISP starts offering it.

I don't use BS for an ISP as they have been unreliable. Those I know on BS say their endless email problems have gotten better.

I do prefer DTV to be independant. I expect an AT&T merger would start rasing prices on non-bundled packages (DTV+wireless+DSL+phone).
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ross7

join:2000-08-16

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F**K AT&T

I have been a longtime subscriber of DirecTV. If AT&T takes over DirecTV, I will drop my account. No "ifs, ands or buts". Period.

heh

@swbell.net

Re: F**K AT&T

buh bye!!!
ross7

join:2000-08-16

Re: F**K AT&T

said by heh :

buh bye!!!
puh piss off!!!
rob316

join:2005-10-17
Carteret, NJ

Verizon customer

If At&t takes over how will this affect my Triple Play Bundle with Verizon?

CaptainRR
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join:2006-04-21
Blue Rock, OH

Re: Verizon customer

I dont see that as making a differnce in another year or so when Verizon dumps all the rural lines and makes a mad dash for big cities only.

uioruirdjk

@comcast.net

If ATT takes over DirecTV

I will just go back to cable. I love DirecTV and as a former installer for them I NEVER had any problems dealing with them.

ATT makes a mess out of eveything they touch. They are so large their left hands don't know what their right hands are doing.

All good things come to an end as they say....

hayabusa3303
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Re: If ATT takes over DirecTV

said by uioruirdjk :

I will just go back to cable.
looks like you pretty much are on cable with comcast.net addy

jt4

@comcast.net

Re: If ATT takes over DirecTV

at least for hsi does not mean he has cable tv. i would have comcast hsi too. the dsl that directtv tries to sell sucks.

hayabusa3303
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Re: If ATT takes over DirecTV

said by jt4 :

at least for hsi does not mean he has cable tv.
i know that easy hook up plus he pays MORE a month for Hsi than people without tv.
said by jt4 :

i would have comcast hsi too. the dsl that directtv tries to sell sucks
Sure dont you love the 250g cap. vs no cap with att?

ropeguru
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join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

Re: If ATT takes over DirecTV

said by hayabusa3303:

said by jt4 :

at least for hsi does not mean he has cable tv.
i know that easy hook up plus he pays MORE a month for Hsi than people without tv.
said by jt4 :

i would have comcast hsi too. the dsl that directtv tries to sell sucks
Sure dont you love the 250g cap. vs no cap with att?
250GB cap is a non-issue for me, so the superior upload and download I get with Comcast with 5 static IP's for $79 a month is great.

Of course, given location, YMWV...
WhatNow
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join:2009-05-06
Charlotte, NC
You are giving them to much credit. You should lower your standards to fingers on the same hand. If that.
mcd

join:2007-05-19

OKAY!

Whoever is spreading the rumors, stop it now!

Metatron2008
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join:2008-09-02
united state

Company who currently owns Directv Liberty Media...

Which is run by John Malone, who also ran the crappy TCI, and is known from his negociation tactics as 'Darth Vader'.

If this comes true then it means Darth Vader will be selling satellite service to the Death Star.....................
Bob61571

join:2008-08-08
Washington, IL

Re: Company who currently owns Directv Liberty Media...

Since Verizon bundles DirecTV in their Non-FiOS areas, wouldn't this cause Verizon and the new Verizon/Frontier to turn to Dish network for these folks?

Frontier already bundles Dish Network anyway.