Ergen: DirecTV Rebuffed My Bid

Hogan, Monica
November 2000
Multichannel News;11/20/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 47, p12
Reports on EchoStar Communications Corp. chairman Charlie Ergen's claim that DirecTV Inc. has rebuffed his attempts to discuss how EchoStar might make a bid for its direct-broadcast satellite rival's assets. DirecTV parent General Motors' consideration of the sale of Hughes Electronics Corp., which includes DirecTV; Ergen's note that News Corp. was the only likely candidate to acquire DirecTV.


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