Ergen's Blockbuster Victory

Farrell, Mike
April 2011
Multichannel News;4/11/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 15, p3
The article reports on the success of Dish Network Corp. in acquiring Blockbuster Inc. It states that Dish Network won in the bidding for Blockbuster, in which it has bested offers from a group of bondholders and from activist investor Carl Icahn. It says that the acquisition of Blockbuster, which has almost 1,700 retail locations, appears to be an addition to Dish's increasing bargain pickups. Meanwhile, Dish chairman Charlie Ergen is known for his survival skills.


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