Well, they have to pay Comcra... er, Comcast for carriage and they used to be part owners of QVC. I have a feeling the shopping channel owners will pay anyone a little bit if they get the bulk of the profits.JLucPicard said:I'm certainly no economics major, but I wonder how all those shopping channels will feel having to pay their competitor for their air time (unless they are all ultimately owned by QVC anyway or some silly thing)?
Or the market could be taking a "wait and see" stance since the deal has yet to be finalized. Plus they'll wait to see what announcements Liberty has after it is final.kstuart said:Evidently, Murdoch and Malone are thought to benefit from the swap, but DirecTV itself is not thought to benefit at all...
DirecTV isn't up much today because this deal has been rumored and then assumed for awhile now. D* is up over 20% from when the news of a possible deal first broke several weeks ago.kstuart said:The reaction of the stock markets is interesting:
DirecTV up 0.08% (i.e. even)
Newscorp up 4%
Liberty Media up 3.21%
Evidently, Murdoch and Malone are thought to benefit from the swap, but DirecTV itself is not thought to benefit at all... ?
Liberty Media/TCI wants to make MONEY They dont care about customer's or customer service.(just ask their cable tv customers). They will make directv PROFITABLE...john18 said:I choose to think of this as someone wanting the company and paying enough for it that they aren't likely to think of screwing over customers or allowing conditions to deteriorate so that they lose anymore customers to anyone else.