I wish they would just cut deeper to begin with. The uncertainty increases the difficulty in coping and focusing on the job. Thankfully, I got my resume updated by a professional recently, and will keep my options open.
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I'm not only a former DTV employee but I'm also a former client!
Can't help but notice more linear TV ads for new shows all end with the tag line of "available exclusively on xyz + streaming".
I picture these content creators realizing that with the uptick in streaming, they no longer need to split the profits with a middleman distributor such as ourselves.
Picture castles rapidly digging moats around themselves with only one drawbridge in or out. Want my show, get it from me.
As for an earlier statement that suggested streaming is an under 30 demographic thing. Wrong.
All those Grandfathers and Grandmothers stuck at home watching the grandkids do online schooling during Covid were taught by those kids how to stream.
80 percent of my customers in the Field are over age 70 and its amazing how many know how to stream compared to two years ago.
We are doomed when this group kicks the bucket in the next few years.
@2pdh+1kTSx9x3 the technology doesn’t matter if it’s carrying content that nobody cares about. dtv probably could have done more to protect itself but the real issue is a severe lack of quality content coming from comcast/warner/paramount/disney. nobody under 30 is watching content made by these companies anymore.
Are they software engineers? Or field techs?
Yep, some from my team laid off. I work on DTV Stream. Wasn't any warning just so and so won't be joining us anymore.
The model that was used for DTV's future cost structure that resulted in layoffs was Dish. Merger, sale, or not, it certainly is not an accident this structure was chosen.
It would not surprise me that we merge with dish. We have house wives as a comercal. With nfl ticket we no longer have. But we also have rain fade a big deal I would think for loss of signal. But no comercial for that, that i know of. Only dish is showing comercials about signal loss. Speculation but it makes sense to me and wonder why are we not proud of rain fade 🤔. I could have miss maybe a comercial but I don't think so. It's just so odd the way things are happening. We have some things to be proud of like even dtv app for tvs and nothing showing our technology. House wives !
Kern county just laid off one worker and work is so slow techs are done by 1pm
| 28% of DTV technicians were laid off in Tucson, AZ on 1/27
Wow. That's cutting pretty deep, I wonder if other locations saw that level of cut, also. This ship is sinking. Probably a merger with Dish by years end, and a slow steady decline over the next 10 years.
28% of DTV technicians were laid off in Tucson, AZ on 1/27