Since May 1, 2014 rumors have been swirling that satellite television provider DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV ) is in talks to be acquired by telecommunications giant AT&T (NYSE: T ) . While this remains just a rumor for the time being, investors should keep in mind that not only is DIRECTV a unique player in the war for your living room, but it is also a fantastic business. With the cable-industry experiencing consolidation thanks to the recently announced acquisition of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC ) by Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) , one thing is clear: AT&T may or may not wind up acquiring DIRECTV, but someone should. The Motley Fool Consumer Goods Analyst Sean O'Reilly explains why.
DIRECTV is just a small part of the $2.2 Trillion war for your living room
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.