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Justice Department coming for DirecTV & Dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by trdrjeff, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. trdrjeff

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    Justice Department seeking information on DirecTV, Dish pricing contracts.
     
  2. lparsons21

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    A link or a source would be nice.
     
  3. say-what

    say-what Active Member

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    I found this - apparently it's part of a broader probe that isn't targeted specifically at DirecTV or Dish

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-...d-to-receive-justice-department-requests.html

    DirecTV (DTV) and Dish Network Corp. (DISH) have received requests from the U.S. Justice Department about pricing contracts with television networks, part of a broader probe into whether pay-TV companies are squeezing out Internet-video rivals, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

    The Justice Department sent civil investigative demands, which are similar to subpoenas, to DirecTV and Dish, the two largest U.S. satellite-TV providers, said the people, who asked not to be named because they lacked authority to talk publicly about the situation.
     
  4. lparsons21

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    After reading the article, the title of the thread is very misleading. The probe doesn't seem at all to indicate that the Justice Dept is coming for D* and E*.
     
  5. Jon J

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    I suspect someone at DOJ thinks AK47 is a receiver model.
     
  6. chick3112215

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    As long as they force them to sell at the lowest prices to everyone instead of the highest......
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    That's my take, too.

    Let's see how Swanni spins it! :nono:
     
  8. carl6

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    Somehow I think the thread title is the answer to that :lol:
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Swanni, no swanni ... doesn't matter.

    I'd like to see regular audit of the content provider/distributor companies.
    There are a lot of hidden movements - too much money changing hands.
     
  10. samrs

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    I agree. I'd like to see the government on the short end of the stick.
     
  11. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Mod - pls move to Gen Sat discussion forum
     
  12. dpeters11

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    Right, because the content producers and networks really want to give Netflix lower prices, but their hands are tied.
     
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