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Old 10-27-01, 10:41 PM
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[DirecTV] - MURDOCH WITHDRAWS BID FOR DIRECTV; DISH NETWORK ONLY REMAINING BIDDER

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp withdrew their offer to purchase DirecTV when General Motors (DirecTV's parent company) failed to make a decision on whether to accept the offer.
News Corp's withdrawal leaves EchoStar, the parent of Dish Network, as the only remaining bidder.

There had been much speculation recently that DirecTV failed to finalize a deal for WWF programming because of uncertainty over who would end up owning the company.
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The GM decision should be interesting now...

IMHO, an echostar merger is much better than a newscorp merger - as long as the DirecTv receivers are not swapped out for the Dish receivers.

However, the question is, could an echostar/directv merger pass federal regulations?
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Originally posted by JMLEWIS1
The GM decision should be interesting now...

IMHO, an echostar merger is much better than a newscorp merger - as long as the DirecTv receivers are not swapped out for the Dish receivers.

However, the question is, could an echostar/directv merger pass federal regulations?
Very interesting indeed. Would the FCC approve it, like you said, is another very-real consideration.

Personally, I'd welcome the merger. Hopefully easier access to WB and UPN, lower costs, and more options ...

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And a merger would provide a ton of more bandwidth space as eventually they wouldnt have to duplicate the same channels.
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As long as my directivo unit continues to work, I could not really care who provides the channels to me...

A combo of the 2 would be excellent as Dish has much better foreign packages..
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if dish network buys it, maybe ill get upn and wb on directv then, i subscribe to the local channel package and i only get cbs, abc, nbc, and fox
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Ouch ... I fear that with Newscorp pulling from DirecTV, it won't be as easy to get all the FoxSports Net channels. Oh well. Local channel problems aside, DirecTV is still the better product IMO, and the DirecTiVo just kicks too much arse.

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