DISH, DirecTV to merge?

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  1. bluegras

    bluegras Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro Pub Member / Supporter

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    Charlie Ergen-backed pay-TV operation DISH Network could be about to merge or consolidate with DirecTV.

    Numerous reports suggest that with DirecTV haemorrhaging subscribers since its AT&T take-over, a disposal by AT&T with DISH Network being the favoured target.

    DISH, DirecTV to merge?
     
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    Only if Dish gets to run it. ATT has done nothing but run DTV into the ground.
     
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    Here we go again...
     
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    Groundhog Day here already?
     
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    I heard a rumor that we’re about to hear another rumor.


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    I thought that was just a rumor! :)


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    again?
     
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    I wonder if Charlie has enough money left to buy Direct from AT&T if a deal pops up!
     
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    navychop Member of the Month - July 2014! Pub Member / Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    Deja vu all over again.


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    would the gov even let it happen
     
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    Would it be classed as necrophilia?


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    I hope not. It would effectively eliminate all competition for millions of rural customers.
     
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    satjay SatelliteGuys Master Pub Member / Supporter

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    That time of year I guess for rumors to come around
     
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    I see it like the merger of Sirius and XM. Bound to happen sooner or later because the market won't be able to sustain two separate linear satellite carriers much longer.
     
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    Bingo!
     
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    Article is click-bait. Charlie/Dish has not indicated any desire to buy directv in this environment.... This "rumor" has been started by the wall street crowd who want to restore AT&T to high profitability and dump directv. They see only Dish as a likely suitor because Directv and satellite in general is in a free fall with losing customers and dish would really be the only company in a position to purchase (in their eyes).
     
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    and the service was never the same, prices went up, service when down. nickle and dimed customers
     
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    Maybe later, but at least not until everybody can get high speed unlimited internet.

    Both satellite TV companies are still making plenty of money unlike Sirius and XM were.
     
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    Isn't there another smaller satellite service called Orby? So they are there to pick up some of the slack.
     

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