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SlideshowAT&T Wants to Ditch the Dish

Dish installation requires a manual, and nobody wants that.
Dish installation requires a manual, and nobody wants that.

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KBode 9/30/2017 | 2:10:07 PM
Re: Not sure about the ditching partphen Yeah I don't see either satellite TV service from Dish or DirecTV surviving the arrival of 5G, and all the bundled video services companies like AT&T and Verizon intend to include with them.
kq4ym 9/26/2017 | 12:51:31 PM
Re: Not sure about the ditching part Even with millions of dishes out there, it does seem to be a kind of antiquated delivery system. I stopped subscribing years ago although there's still a dish attached to my roof and I get at least weekly advertisements in the mail to come back aboard.
Phil_Britt 9/18/2017 | 2:12:54 PM
Re: Not sure about the ditching part Yeah, DirectTV. I was replying too quikcly.
KBode 9/18/2017 | 11:58:35 AM
Re: Not sure about the ditching part You mean DirecTV right? AT&T has the rights to that, I see no reason why they couldn't turn it into a very lucrative over the top streaming platform aimed at both wireless and out-of-footprint fixed-line broadband subscribers. With net neutrality rules facing the axe, I'm sure AT&T sees all sorts of creative possibilities with these platforms down the line. 
Phil_Britt 9/18/2017 | 10:37:55 AM
Re: Not sure about the ditching part Dish will be a viable offering as long as it has NFL ticket. If that goes away, Dish will provide little value compared to OTT.
KBode 9/14/2017 | 5:39:51 PM
Re: Not sure about the ditching part "I agree that there's plenty of reason to be skeptical about the demand for this kind of service, but I'd argue that most video strategies at this point are far from a sure bet. "

True. Have to give AT&T credit though. They're actually attempting to do something about the cord cutting phenomenon, when many cable operators are just doubling down on their existing stale ideas (more price hikes, more bloated bundles) as if nothing was evolving around them. 
KBode 9/14/2017 | 5:38:37 PM
Re: Not sure about the ditching part Yes the writing has been on the wall for U-Verse TV for a while now. Like the fact that all new customers are directed to DirecTV. And soon, those customers will be directed to whatever this new service is. The entire efforts feels a little fractured, though it's nice to see AT&T looking down the road all the same.
danielcawrey 9/13/2017 | 6:38:16 PM
Re: Not sure about the ditching part I would have to guess OTT is much more efficient to deploy over satellite service. Satellite these days seems unnecessary unless you live in a very rural area. 
mendyk 9/13/2017 | 5:19:58 PM
Re: Not sure about the ditching part The other retail boxes aren't under AT&T's control, so maybe that's why this program is being floated. I agree that there's plenty of reason to be skeptical about the demand for this kind of service, but I'd argue that most video strategies at this point are far from a sure bet. This strategy suggests, however, that some people in AT&T see a future in brokering OTT content. There's some merit in that idea.
msilbey 9/13/2017 | 2:36:51 PM
Re: Not sure about the ditching part Correct, not U-verse. Entirely OTT, independent of broadband provider.

@mendyk- I suppose that's possible. But what are the odds AT&T's going to implement this well? And why not just keep offering promotional deals in conjunction with the retail boxes that are out there? 
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