DBS Operators Fight State Taxes

Haugsted, Linda
April 2005
Multichannel News;4/4/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 14, p76
Reports that DirecTV Inc. and Echo-Star Communications Corp. are jointly battling tax proposals that would levy taxes on their customers in Maine and Nevada. Percentage of consumer tax added on direct-broadcast satellite service to Maine's state budget; Opposition to tax in Nevada.


Related Articles

  • OUT OF SPACE, ONTO THE GROUND.  // Multichannel News;2/6/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p3 

    Reveals that DirecTV is developing technology that would permit it to combine a wireless communication network on Earth with communications through artificial satellite in order to offer customers high-speed Internet and telephone services. Information on the owner of DirecTV; Possibility that...

  • Satcasters receive court date. McClintock, Pamela // Daily Variety;11/7/2002, Vol. 277 Issue 24, p31 

    Reports that satellite broadcasters EchoStar Communications Corp and DirectTV will go into trial to appeal Washington State court decision to deny their bid to merge. Court's refusal to expedite the merger; Antitrust issues surrounding the proposed merger.

  • The urge to merge: EchoStar, DirecTV seek to become broadband juggernaut. Barthold, Jim // Satellite Broadband;Dec2001, Vol. 2 Issue 12, p16 

    Focuses on the industrial impact of the merger between broadband satellite communications provider EchoStar Communications and DirectTV. Role of the merger to address the digital divide; Antitrust issues surrounding the deal; Benefits from the merger.

  • Orbiting Wall Street. Careless, James // Satellite News;2/27/2006, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p8 

    The article offers satellite-related news as of February 2006. The opinion of Morgan Stanley Equity Research on the stock of Eutelsat is presented. The speculation on the terrestrial wireless broadband service that will be launched by DirecTV and Echostar Communications Corp. is also discussed.

  • DBS, cable bidders may seek alternative partners. Hill, Kelly // RCR Wireless News;8/21/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 34, p3 

    The article deals with the plan of companies to seek alternative partners in the wireless services spectrum auctions. In an initial anticipation that cable and satellite companies would use the advanced wireless services spectrum auction to enhance the mobile marketplace. Bidders who have...

  • A Fight on Earth and Up in the Sky. Breznick, Alan // Broadcasting & Cable;11/8/2004, Vol. 134 Issue 45, p36 

    Reports on the plans of Echostar and DirecTV to expand their satellite services as of November 2004. Number of satellites owned by EchoStar; Deal between DirecTV and Telesat Canada; Impact of the Spaceway satellites that DirecTV will launch in 2005 and 2007 on the capacity of the company to...

  • Replace your VCR - with a satellite receiver? Lakos, Robert // Image Technology;May2000, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p12 

    The article evaluates the DISHPlayer system containing a digital satellite receiver with a hard disk drive for recording TV programs from EchoStar Corporation.

  • EchoStar challenges ruling. McConnell, Bill // Broadcasting & Cable;7/8/2002, Vol. 132 Issue 28, p8 

    Reports the revocation of the license to use Ka-band satellite spectrum for data service of EchoStar Communications Corp. in the U.S. Failure to meet the deadline to begin the satellite construction; Basis of the Federal Communications Commission ruling; Arguments from the satellite's designer...

  • EchoStar Launches 7th Satellite.  // Multichannel News;2/25/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p9 

    Reports the launching of seventh direct-broadcast satellite of EchoStar Communications Corp. in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Reason for the delay of the launching; Supports from Lockheed Martin Corp. and International Launch Services for the construction and launching of the satellite.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics