FCC raises competition queries on DirecTV deal

Crabtree, Susan
November 2003
Daily Variety;11/4/2003, Vol. 281 Issue 22, p5
Trade Publication
Reports on the considerations made by the Federal Communications Commission in approving News Corp's acquisition of DirectTV in the U .S. Amount of the acquisition; Concerns about the merger's impact on competition within the television industry; Details on the agreements between companies.


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