Murdoch pushes GM on DirecTV

Doman, Matthew
April 2001
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;4/24/2001, Vol. 367 Issue 49, p4
Reports that News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch and his senior executives traveled to Detroit, Michigan to meet with General Motors Corp. (GM) concerning his plan to merge Hughes Electronics Corp.'s DirecTV with his satellite television business in the United States. Operation of Hughes as subsidiary of GM; Names of executives and investors in the meeting; Opposition to the deal by Hughes' chairman Michael Smith.


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