Scott said that Dish accepted the same offer they had on the table with DTV. The cable deals have nothing to do with that statement. We also know that the P12Net is now carried by four of the five largest companies. Why is the so called sports leader holding out? My guess is the P12 is the victim of bad timing. It appears White is transitioning DTV into a new business model which includes a tougher negotiation stance, channel blackouts, etc. This is not the DTV I've been a part of since 1999, and it probably never will be again. The market is shifting and cable has the upper hand on where it's headed. They are smartly buying up the television rights of professional teams to freeze out satellite, which will expedite it's demise. I won't be surprised if we see merger talks heat up again in the near future as it may be the only way both satellite companies can extend their longevity.