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post #1 of 27 Old 11-22-2013, 02:37 PM - Thread Starter
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Article of Doom.


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Apparently, three cable companies are vying for TW: Comcast, Cox and Charter, according to this updated story.


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:eek:

Comcast buying TW!

 

(Subject to regulatory approval.)

 

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I'm not sure this is a sign of the apocalypse, but it is certainly ominous. eek.gif

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A short article... with pictures!


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Okay, I take it back. It nearly IS the Doomsday Scenario. It would give them a clear monopoly and so much leverage it's frightening.

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Will it be a monopoly or a monopsony?

 

Why Comcast / TW need more of your money.

Interesting here that a Comcast spokesperson said this about their "donations": "Why would anyone criticize those types of investments?"

It'd be even more interesting to see their Return-on-Investment (ROI) analyses for these donations.


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It will be all that, and more . . .

I believe it's time to Overthrow VerticalScope..
and Bring Back Huddler!


It's a shame that in the end TCU's playoff chances all came down to this . . .
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And the noose is tightening...


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The DBS forums have some renewed content about the fabled DirecTV/Dish merger. I call it The Beast That Just Won't Die!

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At least someone finds the potential merger funny... don't watch this video if you don't like the f*** word! :eek: 


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The United States of Comcast.

 

Today: 18 states (1st map).

Merged: 26 states (2nd map).


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:)

 

Some progress in fighting the cable cabal?

 

:)


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There is no escape. The people selling you TV are the same ones selling you Internet. Go ahead. Cut the cable and dance in the streets that you will get your TV free over the Internet. In 5 yr you'll be paying $150 a month for Internet service and get less than what you are getting now. Data caps are already standard with cable Internet. The next advance will be tiered service rates so you can pay for your Internet the same way you pay for your cell phone data plan -- by buying GB's of data per month -- and it won't be cheap.

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I think the video you mentioned speaks the truth.
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I think the video you mentioned speaks the truth.

 

I think so too!

 

They might make that their official attitude after the FuCC gives them the go-ahead!

 

A related story on talks with Charter et al on planning for divestiture of ~3-5 million subs after approval of the merger.


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Wonderful how Comcast slows down Netflix steaming, forces Netflix to pay extra to Comcast for improved speeds, and now Netflix raises subscription prices.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-netflix-price-increase-20140421,0,1809450.story

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It all boils down to the consumer, ESPN and other networks want more money from Comcast and all Comcast does is pass the increase on to the consumer.....and the world goes round and round....

At least Netflix will only pass the increase on to new customers but I wonder how long "a generous time period" is?

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As stated in this article http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-21/netflix-dips-a-toe-into-higher-prices-starting-with-new-subscribers when NF raised the price in Ireland,the "generous period of time"lasted 2 yrs.
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Another Business Week article with a neat map showing Comcast/Time Warner service areas.


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Comcast's latest move in the Doomsday Scenario: trading people.


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Perhaps the second horseman of the apocalypse has appeared. I have been seeing rumors of AT&T wanting to purchase DirecTV. eek.gif Don't they already have U-Verse? This merger would really be a bad idea. mad.gif I HOPE it is not going to happen--maybe it's just a rumor. rolleyes.gif

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In areas where ATT can only supply phone and internet service but not Uverse,direct tv is offered in a bundle with the other services.I only have an ATT landline but I get plenty of literature in the bills alluding to this.I want Uverse but it doesnt look like its coming my way anytime soon.I will probably be doing a bundle with Charter Comm. in the near future.
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In areas where ATT can only supply phone and internet service but not Uverse,direct tv is offered in a bundle with the other services.
Same goes for Verizon. If you use copper lines and cannot or won't switch to FIOS they offer DirecTV, phone, Internet bundles.

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The Deal is dead!!!?

I like this analysis by Craig Moffett:

“The Comcast deal isn’t dead yet,” Craig Moffett, an analyst at MoffettNathanson, wrote in a note Thursday. “But it’s a bit like an elephant that has been dropped out of an airplane. At around 10,000 feet, it is technically still alive. But it is falling fast, there’s not much you can do to stop it, and its odds of survival are pretty low when it hits the ground.”


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Ugh . . . why did he have to drop an elephant -- they are so sweet. How about dropping something that people can't wait to see hit the ground and splatter -- like a certain terrorist on trial in Boston.

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Now it's Charter's turn!?



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