In case you’re bored… Randall Stephenson speaks Dec. 6

Sometimes I miss the old days. Back when DIRECTV was its own entity and run by firebrands like Chase Carey and Mike White, conference calls were always a thrill. Oh, the prepared comments were boring of course, but the Q&A was always something to behold. Of course those were the days when DIRECTV was clawing its way to the top and battling the demons of poorly-conceived software, nothing like the market leader it was today. Those were the frontier days.

Now, conference calls tend to be a bit of a yawner. That’s why when I get a press release like this one:


AT&T* will webcast a presentation by Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer, at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 6. His presentation is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET.

The webcast will be available live and for replay at AT&T Investor Relations. We recommend viewers start the webcast a few minutes before the planned start time in case the conference schedule changes.


I’ll tell you about it, but that’s about it. Frankly there was a time not that long ago I would have booked it into my schedule and cleared out anything that would distract me, so I could try to glean a bit of wisdom from a speech by the top dog. I’m sure it’s going to be nothing but numbers this time… despite AT&T’s recent news of the “DIRECTV Now” product which is electrifying the media.

If anyone is interested in listening and preparing a recap, let me know. I’ll arrange for some small gift from Solid Signal, I don’t know what it will be but nothing extravagant. It’s just not worth it, unfortunately. But do let me know by private message if you are interested in liveblogging the event.

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