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AT&T Has Approached DirecTV About Possible Acquisition


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AT&T has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV firm, say people familiar with the situation, the latest sign of a possible shakeup in the television industry.

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DirecTV does currently bundle services with AT&T but none of them are worth anything, not to mention I'm not a fan of their Highspeed/Wireline services.

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DirecTV does currently bundle services with AT&T but none of them are worth anything, not to mention I'm not a fan of their Highspeed/Wireline services.

Here in Florida, AT&T has quadruple play bundles and also does bundles with DirecTv to offer AT&T wireless discounts and DSL/DirecTv packages. If they did become one company, I would have to believe that bundling is going to be a big part of DirecTv subscription models in the future.

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I'm sure the FCC will overnight their "Approved" rubber stamp to Dallas so that AT&T can use it on the merger documents themselves. No need for oversight or discussion like that nasty Sprint company deserves for wanting to buy T-Mobile. No sir.

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I'm sure the FCC will overnight their "Approved" rubber stamp to Dallas so that AT&T can use it on the merger documents themselves. No need for oversight or discussion like that nasty Sprint company deserves for wanting to buy T-Mobile. No sir.

 

Did you just completely forget that AT&T unsuccessfully tried to buy T-Mobile?

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DirecTV does currently bundle services with AT&T but none of them are worth anything, not to mention I'm not a fan of their Highspeed/Wireline services.

 

 

Here in Florida, AT&T has quadruple play bundles and also does bundles with DirecTv to offer AT&T wireless discounts and DSL/DirecTv packages. If they did become one company, I would have to believe that bundling is going to be a big part of DirecTv subscription models in the future.

 

Verizon also offers bundles with DSL and POTS plus Directv, too.  

 

Why do all these ginormous companies want to continue becoming more ginormous?!  It sickens me.

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