I doubt that, simply because it is unlikely that the all current Dish satellites have a useful life of a whole decade. There's no way they'd want to launch any new satellites for Dish services after they bought them. I would assume if they merged that soon all new installs would be Directv installs, and any changes that a Dish customer wanted to make that would require a new dish (HD upgrade) or adding receivers above a certain threshold would switch them to Directv. They would offer Dish subscribers the same type of Genie upgrade, free Sunday Ticket (or free movie channels for those not interested in sports) to get them to upgrade that they do with Directv customers, part of the deal would be that they had to switch to Directv receivers and packages. They'd have all the former Dish contractors to help with this process, and could step up production of HR44, C41 and SL3S dishes. Directv could sort of slowly push the Dish upgrades in various other ways as well, by limiting access to new channels and technologies like 4K to the Directv side, and via price changes on the packages for customers they want to migrate. i.e., include something with the bill saying "in 3 months the price for your service increases by this much, if you switch to Directv dish/receivers the equivalent package is x and if you commit for 24 months we'll lock that price in for the entire time" They could encourage migration by whatever segment of customers they want by doing price increases differently for the different packages and equipment. One year maybe they target people with high end packages but using SD only, the next they target HD customers who have no DVRs, and so on. They would probably reserve the very best offers for long time Dish only subscribers because they are likely to be the most resistant to switching to Directv.