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Official Merger Rejection Thread

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Scott Greczkowski, Oct 10, 2002.

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  1. Scott Greczkowski

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    Now even though the FCC has denied it, if the DOJ approves the merger then Echostar and DirecTV can ask to have their application re-opened.

    So don't consider the merger dead yet, it's just in critical condition. :)
     
  3. RichW

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    The merger, as proposed, will be blocked, but other sources say that revised palns are being submitted which would foster another DBS competitor.

    It could be that Charlie is down, but not out.
     
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    The merger is effectively dead- it won't happen. News Corp will probably end up with Hughes.
     
  5. Charles Oliva

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    More like the Doc has turned off life support, and the Priest has been called. :D
     
  6. bogi

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    Its a good job on behalf of Powell. I might have been wrong about him.
     
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    Earlier stories indicated that they might review changes. Was this mentioned at all?
     
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    WSJ reports that comissioners said that proposed revisions were "too little, too late". It now goes to a judge. Even with all this, I bet it still takes a couple months before E* gives up.
     
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  10. blingbling

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    CNBC reported that the FCC has not blocked a merger since 1969 and rarely do they announce before DOJ. Apparently this merger was DOA months ago.
     
  11. Mike123abc

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    The FCC really needs to upgrade their servers, I still cannot pull the official docs out about the merger rejection... The server has probably melted with all the DBStalk people rushing over there to read what they said.
     
  12. Scott Greczkowski

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    I am at work and have my XM Satellite radio here, I have been flipping between CNN/FN Bloomberg, CNBC, CNET and BBC World, I have been hearing a lot of interesting comments about this.

    Apparently one of the reporters talked to people at the FCC when the merger was announced and he said then everyone at the FCC already considered the merger dead.

    I believe it was BBC who said that Echostar is already looking to file lawsuits over this.

    It should be interesting.

    I wonder if Mondays Charlie Chat will be postponed. :)
     
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  14. Coming soon: The Echostar/Expressvu Joint Operating Agreement

    See - some thought Charlie had no backup plan - now he'll pull the NIMIQ deal out of his pocket. "Charlie to lease 16 NIMIQ 1 transponders from Telesat @ 82degrees"
     
  15. Curtis0620

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    82 cannot be used for US DBS. So big deal.
     
  16. Scott Greczkowski

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    Actually I just heard from someone who claims to work for Echostar.

    Looks like Charlie has another card up his sleave that he has not played yet. From what I know Charlies plan may have the folks at Cablevision smiling from ear to ear.

    From what I am hearing this is long before being dead.
     
  17. Curtis0620

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    Looks like he held that card a little too long. The deal is dead.

    Sorry Charlie.
     
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    Depending on your political view we, as a country are a Republic (sometimes called a representitive Democracy). The will of the people is to be enforced by those we elect as long as it does not infringe on the rights of the few. In this case urban areas lost nothing rural areas lost everything--locals, HDTV and high speed internet. A sad day
     
  19. Gemini365i

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    YESSSSSSSSS!
     
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