One satellite internet provider?

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Just reading today that pressure is building on AT&T to dump Directv and merge with Dish in the shrinking satellite TV market.

The same already occurred with satellite radio when Sirius and XM merged.

So food for thought. What is the likelihood Hughesnet buys Viasat's subs or Viasat buys Hughesnet's subs? Given Viasat's divested interests, I could see them getting out of the residential business, but who knows.

Something to watch.
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If AT&T dumped DirecTV rather than combining it with Dish, maybe DirecTV could build back their reputation as a once again independent company.  AT&T absolutely ruined them.  If they spun them off I'd be as happy as a lark.  
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I think the last network TV series I watched was NYPD Blue, though I didn't watch it all the way through to the end.  Save for the evening news, nothing really interests me on network TV these days, and that is especially the case with the plethora of "reality" shows. 
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@ExSat Probably the same here. I really don’t know, but I moved into my new house in 2000 and haven’t had cable since then so I know for sure it was that long ago as we have never watched a series on OTA. Just an occasional show and the evening news now and then.
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Reality shows are crap. But they are cheap and easy to produce.

Amazon, Netflix, Showtime, HBO, etc. can all do series shows much, much better. Probably because they can be edgier and are well written. Even some cable channels (AMC comes to mind) can do better than network.

Then when it comes to original movies, the networks can't even come close to the providers mentioned above.
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@ExSat. I have found AcornTV to have the best content by far if you are looking for well-written shows that have a semblance of a plot. If you are looking for violence, bizarreness, profanity, etc., then you will be well served by Netflix, Amazon and the like
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Yea. Amazon and Netflix meet my viewing needs, but thanks for the recommendation!