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Will the Echostar/Direct TV merger be approved ? 1=yes, 2=no
Posted 08 February 2002 - 09:06 PM
Just curious what everyones thought was.
A simple 1 or 2 will do. Comment if you like.
I posted here so the registered and non registered could vote.
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Posted 08 February 2002 - 10:23 PM
2 (I hope)
Notice that it is the E* subs that want the merger and the D* subs that don't....
Posted 09 February 2002 - 12:58 AM
Posted 09 February 2002 - 05:51 AM
No doubt about it!
Posted 09 February 2002 - 06:49 AM
2 - I don't think it will make it past the regulators.
Posted 09 February 2002 - 04:03 PM
absolutely... those 'large' entities opposed to it (NAB, NRTC, et al) have a vested interest in not seeing it go ahead and have already cheesed off the Justice Dept...
those that say 'it will mean higher prices for rural people' are just plain demented... NRTC already charges more for service.. never mind what they try to stick people for receivers...
Posted 09 February 2002 - 04:27 PM
2 - No way. Too many people are starting to fight against it, and Charlie is getting the image of the Big Bad Wolf already.
Posted 09 February 2002 - 06:40 PM
If you asked me 2 weeks ago I would say definatly, yes, but now I have to say no because what what Scott said about so many groups opposing it. So 2.
Posted 09 February 2002 - 08:34 PM
Posted 10 February 2002 - 09:43 AM
Huh...the lone dissenting DBSTalk admin...
I honestly believe Charlie when he says that the only short term solution to the picture quality issues is the merge.
Posted 10 February 2002 - 07:57 PM
Although I want it to happen for the resultant better picture quality, the certain delivery of my locals, additional HDTV, and better competition against cable. I give it a 40/60 odds at the moment. This is down from 50/50 for a long time and from a previous 75/25 odds. Going in the wrong direction.
Posted 11 February 2002 - 04:30 PM
2...it's a blatant monopoly without a doubt. Less competition is bad for us.
In reality it's about money though. Whoever's lobbiest's has the deepest pockets wins.