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One panel today here at the Milken Institute is oversubscribed.
It was very crowded it was called the the two trillion dollar battle for your living room.
Everything from Netflix step elude a row included -- -- -- Intel and of course the longest running rumor in the world is that apple TV is -- we're still waiting for that.
But then there's the entire discussion of -- cutting where people are jettisoning their cable.
And the bill that comes with -- but what about satellite television how to win with all these cross currents in a Fox Business exclusive I'm joined by DirecTV chairman and CEO.
-- quite how does the panel and I was terrific.
List and you know I think.
The fact of the matter is we continue to grow at DirecTV.
So that you know 93% of viewing is still on Linear TV and while video on mobile is growing certainly.
We're still doing -- -- DirecTV.
What is the premise of the panel.
The battle for your living room -- a little bit misguided because people are going wireless and they're moving with their iPad three different parts of their home and not just the living room.
I opened up the panel by saying it's a bit of a misnomer to say living room because first of all the average DirecTV customers three televisions.
And -- our TV everywhere offerings now we've got DirecTV on ipads and iphones and android.
And people want to consume where they want when they want I mean they want that flexibility in today's day NH.
So if you're gonna be in the business you've got to be kind of platform agnostic in that -- well.
So there are people would say if your gonna be in the business you also have to offer broadband you can't -- the -- WW the -- -- the quad play.
With the brought them with the wireless now would you consider yourself still pretty much as you said Linear video and how do you win.
When somebody people are just dying for that instant -- been -- -- I you know look I I think.
You have to realize to not all the same neither wireless.
Is an entirely different business model then broad band in the home of today and we've looked at all of those.
To be honestly will be competing with triple plays for over a decade now.
In the last I checked our cable competitors are losing subscribers and DirecTV is.
Gaining subscribe -- that brings me to Comcast Comcast just came out with its numbers and they are losing the acceleration with their subscriber base we're used the beneficiary of that is there any way to quantify I wouldn't say.
You know I don't -- look at it by individual competitor there's -- You know look our industry is hyper competitive.
And whether it's the -- goes discounting.
Or whatever you know things kind of go through ups and downs but our business healthy.
Well but it won't stay healthy if we don't continue to invest in improving the customer relationship.
And embracing new technology -- I know you just said -- them that you don't look at individual competitors but there is no way exit that we can't ignore and you can't ignore what's going on with dish your competitor.
They are getting their shoulder behind its wireless spectrum they're making that big play for sprint up.
As that plays through.
Is that something where you will then feel compelled to step up to the plate and get some type of spectrum deal.
I don't think so now might I -- -- I think there are a lot of assumptions and there.
And will see how that plays out over the next sixty days you know I -- -- came -- with some comments yesterday.
To to be honest our strategy in talking to our customers -- we want to make sure DirecTV will -- on anybody's highway.
So whether it's our partners in AT&T and Verizon -- century link.
You know there are important partners to us we want to make sure that whomever you choose.
You know is your best wireless provider.
If you can get what you want from DirecTV on their highway.
We don't just throw people on here without doing our research -- and I was -- a lot of DirecTV customers who are extraordinarily happy that.
It in fact the -- -- -- class there's a level of class about what you guys offer.
And there is content which has gotten so darned expensive -- I'm not -- get to 2014 but let me jump -- -- what -- fourteen -- NFL deal will be up by then do you foresee no matter what it costs having to pay up for that.
What we already pay -- more -- I mean we were kind of leveraged up the last time -- got out every other camera -- relationship with the NFL.
NFL Sunday ticket is important to the DirecTV brand we've got two more seasons ago by the way out.
And and we are investing in that product by the way just to show you week you know we believe in that product.
And you'll see this summer a new -- screen fantasy football left to die for.
For those football fans that are out there how please some of the Cleveland Browns or insult because that's my -- -- browns will be out OK so you plan to -- -- yeah I'm optimist would it be would you go for something not exclusive.
You know I think look the NFL has to look at.
Their rights and how they -- -- Parsons -- where we're happy to work with them however they decide they want to look at those rights -- their mobile.
Whether there over the top or whatever.
You know we have a premium product we wanna keep the premium and we wanna make sure that it's a good value for our customers we have much more to talk about with Mike -- -- --
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