I always hate looking at stock prices on charts. You see these huge swings one way and another and think "Boy, that stock really tanked" then you realize, "Wait a second, both stocks are only down less then $2 from their recent high point.
Sell when the war drums start, buy when the first shots fire (because the sooner the war starts, the sooner it will finish). It's the uncertainty that drives down the price. (The US stock market went through this on a macro level last March)
Both will rebound once this is over. Not a bad buying opportunity for both right now actually....
I hope you are right, but every story I have read suggested that E* needed Viacom more than Viacom needs E*.
But either way doesn't look like the market is really reacting to this, maybe it has been expected for too long. But I also would have expected a jump in D*'s price since I would imagine they are going to pick up a number of new customers today. Anyways time will tell. I just hope it gets resolved, because any lost revenue on either side will just be passed on to us in cost hikes.