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Murdoch, Religious B'casters Battle DBS Deal
Posted 27 June 2002 - 10:02 AM
Some are charging that Thursday's scheduled protest against EchoStar Communications Corp.’s planned merger with DirecTV Inc. is being orchestrated by News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.
As six religious programmers prepare Thursday to present to the Department of Justice some 400,000 petitions against EchoStar Communications Corp.’s planned merger with DirecTV Inc., other religious broadcasters are charging that Louis Sheldon, president of the Traditional Values Coalition, is orchestrating that protest to help News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch block the merger.
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Posted 27 June 2002 - 12:36 PM
Posted 27 June 2002 - 12:41 PM
I think ministries like having access to national and local channels and if Dish wants to only carry the national Christian feeds, certain ministries get less exposure. Now if Dish committed to carrying more national Christian channels, then it maybe a different story.
Posted 27 June 2002 - 01:30 PM
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