AT&T (NYSE:T) is buying DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) for $49 billion and both of these stocks are down today. What does this say to investors?

Today on Investor Beat, Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman discuss the paid-tv deal that everyone's talking about. Taylor explains that the acquisition still hinges upon the Sunday ticket-that of the NFL. Yet, with Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares still up after its deal with Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC), Taylor thinks that acquisitions may be the ticket for these large companies.

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