We've detected that you're using an ad content blocking browser plug-in or feature. Ads provide a critical source of revenue to the continued operation of Silicon Investor.  We ask that you disable ad blocking while on Silicon Investor in the best interests of our community.  For example, here is how to disable FireFox ad content blocking while on Silicon Investor.
Technology Stocks : Hughes Electronics (GMH)

 Public ReplyPrvt ReplyMark as Last ReadFilePrevious 10Next 10PreviousNext  
To: Zoltan! who wrote (258)1/31/2002 9:30:40 AM
From: Lee L.  Read Replies (2) of 277
Zoltan, I cannot access the article since I don't subscribe to the NYTimes.

Ergen doesn't seem to be helping himself -- taking on Disney (Business Week had a good article on this a couple of weeks ago) and failing to offer all required local channels without a second dish didn't help.

If we consider DTV and Echostar to be part of the overall Cable/Satellite market place, then Ergen has a strong argument (GM bought it) that the combined company would *not* be a monopoly. Uniform pricing plans also seem to address any rural issues.

I still think that the deal is at least 50/50. I would feel better about the deal if I saw progress on the lobbying and marketing front. To date, I haven't seen any real victories for Ergen in this area.
Report TOU ViolationShare This Post
 Public ReplyPrvt ReplyMark as Last ReadFilePrevious 10Next 10PreviousNext