DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) reports earnings tomorrow, and while Motley Fool analyst Bill Barker expects that the numbers will be good, in the following video from Wednesday's Investor Beat, he discusses that the real reason he'll be watching closely tomorrow will be to listen for the commentary around the Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) merger with Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC), to see what insights can be gained about the new giant on the block.

Could the cable industry be losing its stranglehold on your television?
You know cable's going away. But do you know how to profit? There's $2.2 trillion out there to be had. Currently, cable grabs a big piece of it. That won't last. And when cable falters, three companies are poised to benefit. Click here for their names. Hint: They're not Netflix, Google, and Apple.

Bill Barker owns shares of Apple and Google. Chris Hill has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, DirecTV, Google, and Netflix and owns shares of Apple, Google, and Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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