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Every time we read a story that details “issues” with AT&T’s IPTV plans, like this article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), we think about the DISH Network’s good fortune. Delays with IPTV mean that AT&T will have to continuously push the HomeZone triple-play package, […]

Every time we read a story that details “issues” with AT&T’s IPTV plans, like this article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), we think about the DISH Network’s good fortune.

Delays with IPTV mean that AT&T will have to continuously push the HomeZone triple-play package, which in turn means more subscriptions for DISH Network, which is fighting tooth and nail with DirecTV.

So DISH doesn’t have to spend the dollars on marketing and can ride AT&T’s coattails to a bigger subscriber base. For argument’s sake, if things really go to hell, AT&T might have to buy a satellite TV Company, which again is good news for DISH.

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