EchoStar topper Charlie Ergen will have plenty of persuading to do next week when testifying before not one -- but two -- Capitol Hill committees on the controversial question of whether his conglom…
EchoStar was feeling like the big bird on the block Tuesday as it predicted victory in winning Capitol Hill support for the proposed merger with DirecTV, a deal that would virtually lock up the…
As EchoStar and DirecTV carry their merger talks from the boardroom to the nation's capital, some in the industry and on Wall Street predict a stream of pessimistic press -- followed by ultimate…
EchoStar Communications said Monday that investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston had stepped up to provide the $2.75 billion the company needs to pursue its proposed merger with Hughes Electronics.
A defiant Rupert Murdoch may yet stage a comeback in his protracted attempt to own U.S. satcaster DirecTV, claiming that EchoStar's successful counter bid involves "considerable regulatory risk." The…
In a sign that the EchoStar/DirecTV merger will be no easy sell in the nation's capital, Federal Communications Commission chair Michael Powell on Thursday promised that the deal would be "rigorously…
EchoStar and Hughes Electronics made history Monday, creating a satellite behemoth they claim will transform the pay TV market and give cable operators their first taste of real competition -- if…
Hughes Electronics posted a deepened third-quarter loss of $227.2 million Wednesday, with the steeper-than-expected red ink traceable in part to higher programming costs at its DirecTV satcasting…
Wrestling fans who also own a DirecTV satellite receiver will have to scramble Sunday night to find the World Wrestling Federation's "No Mercy" pay-per-view event.
Satellite television provider EchoStar Communications Corp.'s may have doubled its customer base over the past year, but it plunged deeper into the red in the fourth quarter of 1998.
Loral Skynet and EchoStar Communications have teamed in an alliance that will broaden the satcaster's reach to the Caribbean, the Pacific and Alaska.