In my opinion dish network is a service than DirecTV. I'm not sure why AT&T partner with directv as opposed to DishNetwork. Does anyone know if these companies maybe looking to do something similar with Dish network?
Directv doesn’t partner with ATT. ATT owns Directv.
ATT and Dish use to partner together for bundled services many years ago. The former CEOs had a huge falling out, and bothered aTT and Dish owner, Charlie Ergen, have sworn to never do business with one another again like that.
Now that ATT has gotten into the channel owner business, of course Dish has to do some business with them. It would be a death spiral not to offer HBO, and Charlie realizes that would be a bad business move... but that is about the extent.