Dish's Ergen Dismisses a Union With Rival DirecTV

Moss, Linda
January 2007
Multichannel News;1/15/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p13
The article discusses the views of Charlie Ergen, chairman of EchoStar Communications Corp. on the plan of John Malone of Liberty Media Corp. to purchase 38.5 percent stake of News Corp. Ltd. in DirecTV Inc. in the U.S. He is pleased that the companies are asking for the approval of regulators, and a merger between Liberty and Direct is possible. He points that it is essential for EchoStar's Dish Network and DirecTV to partner in satellites or backhauling local television stations.


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