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Merger DEAD?

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Scott Greczkowski, Sep 23, 2002.

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  1. Richard King

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    Charlie has stated that giving up a slot is a deal breaker. Their gains in doing so would be minimal at best, so doing so wouldn't be cost effective unless the total terms of the merger were renegotiated. Then again, maybe the stock market has already "renegotiated" the terms in the past year.
     
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    Ding-Dong the deal is dead.
     
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    Let's see...

    Next Charlie chat, if the merger is really dead.

    "When will picture quality improve?"

    "Sorry, the merger was the only way we could improve picture quality."

    "When will more HDTV content be added?"

    "Sorry, the merger was the only way we could add more HDTV content."

    "When will 'Channel X' be added to Dish?"

    "Sorry, the merger was the only way we could add more channels."
     
  7. Uncle Peter

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    I hope the Merger doesn't get approved. It would be a Monopoly then and then Ergan could charge what he wanted for channels.
     
  8. Chris Freeland

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    It's not over till it's over. I think a last minet deal might save the merger but Charlie may have to give up one or both of the wing slots. If E* and D* have to give up a Conus slot that will be a deal breaker, but I believe that if giving up one or both the wing locations is the only way to save the merger, it might be worth it for E* and D* to consider this option. It seams to me that ED* could still provide all 210 DMA locals, expanded core, expanded HD, International and broadband all from the three Conus locations. With this solution the consumer would still have the benefits of increased bandwidth of a combined ED* and competition from 61.5 and or 148.
     
  9. James_F

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    Yea and pigs might fly. :rolleyes:
     
  10. bogi

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    I hope so :D But then I have ATT-Comcast to worry About :(
     
  11. Richard King

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    And when they do, I stop looking up. Of course, when they do I could start a satellite dish cleaning business. :D
     
  12. Put-man

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    Well, the stock is off about 3.5% in heavy trading so far, with about 3 hours to go in the trading day.
     
  13. MarkA

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    "I hope the Merger doesn't get approved. It would be a Monopoly then and then Ergan could charge what he wanted for channels."

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  14. James_F

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    Did you just mention pig fade?
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  15. Geronimo

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    This is a staff recommendation----not DoJ action. But it does not look good for the merger.
     
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    Do you really want Murdoch to get hold of Directv instead? Can we say "Global monopoly".
     
  18. Richard King

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    I just blew my Cherry Pepsi up my nose. That has to be worse than gecko fade. :lol:

    So much for my bright idea. This really surprises me since no one in the market expected the news to be good.
     
  19. CanOBeans

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    "Staff at the Justice Department were preparing to oppose the EchoStar-DirecTV due to anticompetitive issues, but no final decision had been made, a person familiar with the situation told CBS.MarketWatch.com Tuesday. The FCC is also expected to block the merger, The Wall Street Journal reported."
     
  20. bryan27

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    "Echostar and Hughes have rejected the proposal, saying they need the 17 channels at issue to provide advanced services, such as high-speed Internet access, and local and international programming. The companies say these frequencies are needed to compete with the giant and entrenched cable companies, including Cablevision, and offer more choice for consumers."

    If these 17 frequencies are needed so badly:

    1. Why hasn't E* purchased the 2 unassigned frequencies?
    2. What will the New E* do when Echo-3 is dead Angel-1 is up and SA says you can't use them anymore because we are using them to send programming to South America and Africa?

    At least 8 of those 17 frequencies now don't seem so important. I wouldn't put it past E* to find a way to steal the 6 SA frequencies through some kind of lawsuit claiming the frequencies are now theirs since they have used them.
     
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