3 Media Stocks Seeing Action: DirecTV’s Plan B, Dish’s Disney Issue, Lions Gate’s Hope Rides on ‘Hunger’

DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV): As subscriber growth for pay-TV slows, companies like DirecTV and Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) are starting to put contingency plans into place to address the fallout when satellite TV ultimately grinds to a halt — which could happen sooner than later, according to Todd Lowenstein, a portfolio manager at Highmark Capital Management. “The end game is near, you have a mature and really structurally challenged satellite-TV business. Both companies are thinking about their next steps now.”

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