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Directv CEO Says Possible Merger with Dish "Could Be Pro-Consumer"


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#221 OFFLINE   Bambler

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:44 PM

Mike is day dreaming. End of story.



He's not day dreaming, he's applying what he learned in school and his past experiences (whatever they may be) to DirecTV. His mantra: cut costs and merge to grow. Yeah, that works in this confined model...

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

The rich CEO's trying to get more richer,that's all that is.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

The rich CEO's trying to get more richer,that's all that is.


As shallow as that may sound, you're actually not far off base. Only problem is that there are many ways to achieve that goal.

Too many short-minded people look at the books and get greedy instead of having long-term vision.

But hey, some lessons are better learned the hard way.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:07 AM

As shallow as that may sound, you're actually not far off base. Only problem is that there are many ways to achieve that goal.

Too many short-minded people look at the books and get greedy instead of having long-term vision.

But hey, some lessons are better learned the hard way.


Just like politicians
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:13 AM

Just like politicians


Yep, and i have one in mind.....LOL.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

That long-debated question on Wall Street took on new urgency today after Bernstein Research’s Craig Moffett bet that the companies will make a deal, and that it will be approved by the FCC and antitrust officials. This morning he raised his target stock price for each company by $9 (to $72 for DirecTV and $37 for Dish) “to reflect the increased probability of a merger.” Why now? Dish seems to have leverage over the FCC, which wants to promote competition in broadband and telephony more than it wants to block media mergers. Charlie Ergen’s company has been amassing wireless spectrum that “offers the prospect of either a fixed wireless broadband network to compete with cable, or, alternatively, a new competitor for mobile wireless to compete with Verizon and AT&T,” Moffett says. “Either would be a tremendous regulatory (and political) win” for the government. By year-end regulators likely will help their cause, and Ergen’s, by giving Dish permission to use its spectrum for terrestrial services. But the approval will include a timetable requiring Dish to deploy its services quickly. That gives Ergen the opportunity to tell regulators that he’ll proceed — but only if they enable Dish to combine with DirecTV, Cost savings and other benefits could amount to $3.5B a year, which Moffett says is “a staggering sum.”

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