It's official: EchoStar and DirecTV are going to trial to argue that Washington antitrust watchdogs were wrong in denying their bid to merge and become the country's largest satcaster.
As regulators sounded the death knell for one media merger last week, another bolted from the starting gate. The Dept. of Justice nixed the merger of EchoStar and DirecTV on Oct. 31. That was the…
The Justice Dept. delivered a knockout blow Thursday to the merger of EchoStar and DirecTV. After a 12-month review, the agency called the deal anti-competitive and bad for consumers and plans to go…
Attorneys for the Justice Dept. plan to file suit to block a merger of rival satcasters EchoStar and DirecTV, according to press reports Wednesday. Their move comes despite a last-ditch effort by the…
DirecTV intends to make some money -- even if that means slower subscriber growth. The quarterly financials of parent Hughes Electronics, released Monday, showed fewer new subscribers to the…
News that government regulators have rejected the merger of satcasters EchoStar and DirecTV moved stock prices up all over the pay TV sector on Friday, with cable operators among the biggest winners.
There's at least one man sporting a Cheshire Cat grin now that the Federal Communications Commission has put the kibosh on EchoStar's merger with DirecTV -- Rupert Murdoch.
After approving every major media merger for the past 30 years, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday resoundingly rejected the $14 billion EchoStar/DirecTV union as a monopoly that could…
Regulators drew the curtains Thursday on EchoStar's attempts to merge with DirecTV, and tacitly ushered in an almost certain second act of Rupert Murdoch's U.S. satcasting play.
In another twist to the already knotted DirecTV-Echostar merger saga, DirecTV chief exec Eddy Hartenstein said he would likely walk from the deal if some resolution were not reached by January 21 of…
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