Rupert Murdoch's newfound deal-making patience is starting to pay off. Say hello DirecTV. Say bye-bye EchoStar. With Washington strongly hinting Tuesday that it will nix EchoStar's bid to buy up…
Justice Dept. antitrust chief Charles James said Thursday that there is no single matter gobbling up more resources and attention than the hotly debated EchoStar/DirecTV merger.
Rural advocates and the National Assn. of Broadcasters were among a number of groups gathering Tuesday at the front door of the Justice Dept. to protest the proposed EchoStar/DirecTV merger.
The recent business turmoil may have spoiled Wall Street and Washington's appetite for mega-media mergers.
EchoStar said Thursday that it swung to profit of $37 million in the second quarter from a $6 million loss the year before as the satcaster added 295,000 subscribers to the Dish network.
Expressing concerns over market dominance and reduced exposure for Hispanic programming, a group of nine lawmakers is voicing opposition to a planned merger of satcasters EchoStar and DirecTV in…
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday restarted the clock on its review of the EchoStar/DirecTV merger, saying the satcasters had followed through and submitted the needed documentation on…
In a blow to EchoStar's Charlie Ergen, the Supreme Court on Monday let stand a federal law requiring satcasters to carry either all local broadcasting signals in a market or none at all.
EchoStar chairman Charlie Ergen said Tuesday he's confident regulators at the FCC and the Dept. of Justice will approve his merger with rival DirecTV, possibly in the fall.
Even as antitrust attorneys for Hughes assured investors Monday that a proposed $26 billion tie-up with rival satcaster EchoStar is on track, a coalition of concerned state attorneys general…