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Dish merger with Direct mutterings again...

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by RasputinAXP, Jun 4, 2012.

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  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    Intelligent discussion of the role the FCC and the Justice department could play in such would be one fine reason to keep the thread going.

    A discussion of PE ratios, cash flow comparisons of both companies would provide another.

    Extensive analyses of both CEOs personalities and how they'd mesh or not is another. Who would kill whom?

    Borrowing capabilities of each company would provide interesting odds on which could take over the other.

    A stock market analys...... there are many.
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    A lot of the discussion that could be worth keeping the thread open for has already been stated in the previous merger rumor threads. (This is a recurring theme.)

    As long as people are civil we can continue ... and if a person decides not to be civil we may just continue without them. Be kind to each other.
     
  3. ATARI

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    I see no reason to keep this new thread open.
     
  4. P Smith

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    No one reason to do that.

    And I would (as a Mod) just merge the dozen (for last 12 years) threads about the merge to make it historical.
     
  5. inf0z

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    This wouldn't be a bad merger providing the following -

    Directv management - E* is one of the worst companies to work for / with in my experience.

    Directv equipment - SWIM, 5 tuner DVR
    Dish equipment - Sling Box

    Dish software developers - lets face it Directv has terribad software.

    Dish blockbuster

    Programming is 6 of one half a dozen of the other, depends on your taste.
     
  6. Inkosaurus

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    Ive worked for both, and I cant disagree with this more.
    E* has a lot more going on to keep CSR's in check from my experience and recollection.
    There both good companies to work for but over all Dish is more paced and thoughtful when it comes to placing a CSR in a certain department, you start off as a front line CSR doing basic Tech and billing, then can later on move on to loyalty or advanced tech after a few months(assuming the center your at has those departments). Then later on (like a year later) you can move onto to ERT, EVT(those guys who call you to check if your receivers at your address), or train to be CSS (mini supervisor, with no team under them).

    When I worked for D* they were litterally asking new hires two weeks out of training if they wanted to work in loyalty or advanced tech.
     
  7. inf0z

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    This D* information is either incorrect or out of date. I worked with / for E* for almost three years, during that time I saw several mass employee terminations, overtime pay fraud, huge cuts in benefits, and higher employee churn numbers than I have ever seen in my life. Every company will have some chrun because there are a certian ammount of people out there who can't or won't meet the expectations of the job, but this was unreal. Don't get me wrong. E* does have good things about working there, but looking at the two side by side the difference is huge.
     
  8. Redbullsnation

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    Could happen and when it will, everyone wins...
    I guarantee it!!
     
  9. P Smith

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    Post your IDs and your paypal/banking accounts to follow up ;).
     
  10. goinsleeper

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    I think it would work fine. You could either sign up for D* or E* and have A La Carte for the other carrier. Say you want to sign up for D* and get whatever you want and maybe add the Hopper to the setup, or Blockbuster. This would only work for a few years until they were fully merged but it would be heaven for those few years. Just think about having every HD channel offered by either company and all the sports you want. It would really just turn this forum into a giant rant though, would definitely kill some good discussion.


    I think the D* equipment should be kept but new FW and SW should be written by E* programmers. Definitely D* legal team. Flip a coin on marketting. Merge all of the features and programming. I think cable providers would have a bit of a problem...
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Regardless ... It will not happen. Or it will be pure satellite distribution monopoly.
     
  12. Shades228

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    I think each year it gets closer to being a real posibility though.
     
  13. Nick

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    :scratch: That can be said of almost any possible future event, including the end of the world
     
  14. P Smith

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    if a term "monopoly" will be changed... not before that
     
  15. Marlin Guy

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    Might be a tough sell to convince the government that a mode of delivery can be considered a monopoly. Especially when non-essential goods are the product.
     
  16. Shades228

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    The real issue is that it's not like DISH or DIRECTV have regional pricing models. They're national so it's not really like people in those markets would pay more. I guess the argument could be made that if they did merge that it "could" happen but if they agreed to keep national pricing it really wouldn't have as much impact as people like to think.
     
  17. Marlin Guy

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    I think cable, free OTA, and online sources would keep prices in line.
    Not all of those 34 million subscribers are in the boonies, and last mile broadband really is getting down to the last mile.
     
  18. Laxguy

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    The end of the world, though, is inevitable, and hence drawing nigh*! :eek2: Merging the two companies is not, but as Nick says, if it's happening, it's closer now than (not then) it was this morning.

    *Nigh defined as soon after a 52 word+numbers+^&$@# PW is cracked. !Devil_lol
     
  19. Stewart Vernon

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    I thought the government already said as much the last time an actual merger was tried.

    The government went for competition vs merger last time... I don't think they would have seen much to change that opinion in the years since.
     
  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Wait a minute..... are you saying that my free time obsession is "non-essential"? OMG, wtf, LOL, YMMV etc., etc.
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    :D

    I have to agree with your points, though.
     
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