Judge rules in favor of AT&T/Time Warner merger

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  1. gatorknights

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    Whatever works for you. The football thing for me is a challenge, but not insurmountable.

    BTW... What is this "land line" thingy you speak of ? just kidding!
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    well in my opinion, ATT is going after this for the cable companies so they can get into better internet providers
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    ATT has said they want time warner's vast collection of content. To them their future competitors are Netflix and Amazon who now produce their own original content as well as broadcast others.

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    Hulu and Sling will give you every Gator game in every sport (even most softball and baseball) for half the price. Hulu is my choice because along with all the live TV, you get locals and the entire Hulu movie and television library...ALL for $39.99
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    Not really. I have internet anyway. I did not have to upgrade my internet.
    Internet and Direct TV were costing me around $150/month combined. They now cost me around $80/month combined.
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    This. Time Warner became Spectrum here last year, Time Warner cable is not the same as Time Warner Media.
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    We have a Roku, but also a smart TV that both have the Hulu and Sling apps installed by default. The key is that you get the WatchESPN app on Roku and thus have full access to ALL games on ALL networks just by having an account with Hulu Live or Sling. (YouTube and Play Station VUE also give the same type of packages now.)
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    Nice!! I'll check into that, thanks dude.
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    I agree, but to fairly compare cord cutting costs, the internet connection has to be either included or discluded on both ends. In your example, you are saving $70 a month by cutting the cord.

    I also had DTV and cable internet at our old place, and combined it was nowhere near what @gatorknights was paying for DTV alone.
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    Yeah. DirecTV's highest tier is $115/Month including NFL Sunday Ticket. It did used to be more. I think it was $149 at one point. I never paid that. I did have Sunday Ticket, but have learned that there are free sites from overseas that stream all the NFL games for free (FirstRowSports for one).
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    It's a lot more than $115. My base package is $94. Add in advanced receiver fee ($10, apparently I have two of these), whole home DVR fee ($3), multiple receivers ($7 x 4), equipment protection plan ($8), plus HBO ($18), regional sports fee ($7), taxes, etc. My DirecTV bill was $188 last month. No kidding. Yes, it doubles with all the extra fees and add-ons.
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  12. tilly

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    Good point. I forgot about all of that. See why I cut the cord lol. I have Netflix, Hulu, most major cable networks and all the live sports I can hope for all for less than DirecTV.
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    Apparently Comcast was waiting on this judgement before upping their competing bid for Fox's Assets.

    I think either Comcast or Disney acquiring Fox assets would be a stronger anti-trust case, because that isn't purely a vertical acquisition - it would be almost entirely horizontal (since Comcast already acquired NBC/Universal, that would mean they are bidding to acquire TWO of the major films studios and Networks in just a few years). Disney would have the same issue, since they already own ABC and are already a huge film studio in their own right. Both deals would be bad on the sports and network fronts, but the Disney deal would also be ridiculous on the movie front - Between Star Wars, the Marvel Avengers franchise, Avatar... and then getting the rest of Marvel's X-Men universe - Disney would pretty much own the entire movie box-office for the foreseeable future.

    I bet the corrupt Trump DOJ won't fight any Fox deal though, regardless of Comcast or Disney, even though either one as an acquirer would present a far more obvious and winnable anti-trust case.