This is what happens when big media titans ignore generational media.
They spend $48.5 billion to buy a satellite TV service whose subscription base has leveled off and to which there is no future.
But the AT&T merger with DirecTV gives us a clear view of what’s next for the radio industry, music business and broadcast television.
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- Why AT&T bought a business that was done growing years ago.
- Will Millennials support cable and/or satellite mergers by actually subscribing – the odds.
- Where the media industry including radio and music headed next based on this rebirth in consolidation.
- What radio companies are likely to do after another few years of not being able to muster any real growth.
- What the surviving large cable companies have in mind for audiences as well as competitors.
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