FCC has "concerns" Directv Now could be bad for business

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  1. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    Well that sucks. I was really hoping that DIRECTV Now could force my family away from the expensive regular DIRECTV service.
     
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  3. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    For those of us without forced broadband caps, this service is great. If verizon wanted to, they could create a similar service to compete.
     
  4. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    Now that I'm thinking about it again, the only upsetting thing is the zero-rating, right?
     
  5. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that's one of the biggest concerns. The other big concern is AT&T owning both DirecTV and Time Warner. This could give them unprecedented advantage over other providers. Especially with the renewed attacks on net neutrality that will be coming in the near future.
     
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  7. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not to concerned about it. They will more then likely have the same restrictions place on them that Comcast did when they bought NBC/Universal. So far I haven't heard of too many problems with NBC/Universal content.
     
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    Sure thing, it certainly wouldn't have anything to do with the large media conglomerates that were shamelessly in the back pocket of the other candidate.

    Back to the point, there are definitely pros and cons that need to be weighed carefully before any decision is made on the merger.
     
  10. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just to be clear. Trump is also bought and paid for. If you don't believe me watch and see who he surrounds himself with.

    Here's the thing with the media bias that people keep bringing up. While the talking heads are biased. The higher up you go, the more conservative it gets. And all they care about is $$$.

    Personally I am not happy with this merger. I believe content owners and distributors should remain separate. Just as I believe ISP providers should be separate from pay tv providers.
     
  11. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    Hear, hear! We should go back to the pre-1996 regulations.
     
  12. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like a fair competitive advantage. These OTT TV services are really going to aggressively innovate,and drive down prices in the next few years. The FCC lost the zero rating argument already, I think they should turn their attentions to data caps before it is too late.
     

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