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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/30/2016 7:24:18 PM
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Re: Consumers
Yeah maybe there wont be as many chnages now, but it's still scary to know that that man is in office..

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DHagar
DHagar
11/9/2016 8:50:19 PM
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Re: Consumers
@Mike, that makes sense.  It seems as if streaming to devices will be the area of growth and the hot markets.  I think the cord cutting will be the more common practice - especially with milennials.

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DHagar
DHagar
11/9/2016 8:31:05 PM
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Re: Odds...
@mhhf1ve - agreed.  And now we a new President Trump that is more likely to be the role - at least that's the assessment of the Tweets!

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/9/2016 7:17:52 PM
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Re: Consumers
Well, now there's some talk that the new Trump administration won't be as likely to enforce various regulations... So maybe there won't be as many challenges to this merger now?

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
11/9/2016 10:34:48 AM
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Re: Consumers
Not streaming to boxes, but streaming to mobile devices has gotten a lot bigger since Comcast/NBCU. The AT&T/DirecTV live streaming service is aimed at cord cutters with no pay TV contracts. AT&T/DirecTV subscribers could end up with better packages and pricing via Time Warner than Hulu or Netflix. And AT&T has a nationwide wireless networks while Comcast is locked (for now) into its current footprint. 

But the Comcast/NBCU deal did let the genie out of the bottle. It took a lot to get that deal passed, but I think the streaming landscape has changed a lot since then. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/9/2016 2:14:10 AM
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Re: Consumers
I'm not sure how AT&t's streaming service is a deal breaker? As long as the content will still be licensed to other distributors on favorable terms, the "set-top box" wars will just make streaming part of the competition. The FCC is trying to push STB openness anyway, right? If set top boxes all become streaming devices, will streaming matter much? Every CSP will have a streaming service. As long as the content is licensed without bias....

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
11/8/2016 10:59:28 PM
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Re: Consumers
Streaming wasn't really viewed as a big concern for Comcast/NBCU. I think it's different this time around because of AT&T's new streaming DirecTV service. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/8/2016 10:40:05 PM
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Re: Odds...
Yup. The FCC doesn't seem like the agency that should be blocking this deal as much as ensuring there are consumer protections similar to what Comcast agreed to. Maybe the FCC has changed a bit since then, but not that much?

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DHagar
DHagar
11/8/2016 9:18:27 PM
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Re: Odds...
@mhhf1ve - I agree with your assessment that FCC would prefer to engineer a positive deal.  I think they are still trying to position themselves as a "favorable" watchdog in the dynamic and evolving digital transformation taking place.

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DHagar
DHagar
11/8/2016 9:14:55 PM
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Re: Consumers
@mhhf1ve, I believe if they see value to the consumers they will try to approve.  But I believe further that there will be fresh scrutiny with a new president wanting to protect the consumers' interests.

I think the points on the elements in "the deal" are relevant here.  FCC would probably like to approve a "good deal" that appears to advance consumer interests.  And possibly AT&T (with reasonably good reputation) will be able to carry that off.

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