How long will it possibly take for E* customers to see channels that were only on D* and vice versa? Will it happen instantly? Or will it take like a month, a year, or more?
I don't think there would be a price increase unless the NFL raised their costs to the merged company. The problem with raising the price to cover the costs of the package is that once you raise the price enough customers may balk (excuse the baseball term in a football thread) at taking the package that they actually bring in less than they would if they left pricing alone.However, the people who want the package will have to pay a higher price since Charlie wouldnt want to pass the costs to the other subscribers who do not subscribe.