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.

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