If the economy turns around, do you anticipate any DIRECTV layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
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Consumers are moving toward streaming services today. Placing a dish on your roof is becoming a thing of the past in most areas. However, Rural areas still benefit from satellite services. The cost savings incurred with the loss of Sunday ticket may keep DTV on life support for a few years. Keep in mind, AT&T still owns 70 percent of DTV and selling it all off had been near impossible. AT&T took a huge loss. As an Area Manager that was moved to DTV from AT&T, I could see the writing was on the wall.
The layoffs will be directly tied to the continuing decline of satellite. After next year, look for a serious break up to part ways with that side of the business, which means layoffs galore. Keep looking for other jobs. The TOG buy in was to polish it and aggressively break it up to sell. I don’t know why people can’t get their heads out of the sand and look at this rationally.
Oh help us all. The ship is sinking and Directv is dying fast.
With the DTV NFL Ticket ending which is one (if not only) of the biggest customer draws it's future doen't look too promising. Prepare for layoffs.