Rupert Murdoch to buy Hughes/DirecTV

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  1. george king

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    In todays business section of the Star-Telegram was a story saying that Murdoch (Fox TV) was buying DirectTV.

    So is going to stay.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Here's the link to the story.
     
  3. rbirk

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    As far as I understand News Corp bought 34% of Hughes Electronics.

    Ron
     
  4. Lew Crippen

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    Thanks Patrick. I wonder if this spells bad news for increased HD on DirecTV?
     
  5. george king

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    True, but DirectTV is essentially Hughes. So Murdoch is buying DirectTV
     
  6. Chris_Morris

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    Surprise, surprise, surprise. I predicted this as soon as he bowed out in the bid war with DishNet. It was so obvious when he dropped out, then immediatly started trying to get Dish's purchase blocked. With no other potential buyer, he could name his price. Smart business move, but I still dislike Murdoch.

    Chris
     
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    Damn, hope the quality stays the same. DirecTV is the best large company I've ever dealt with.
     
  8. Dan Hitchman

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    Evil Murdoch keeping the quality up? Don't make me laugh!

    For some reason his company loathes HD, so I'd expect Dish to become the premiere HD company.

    Dan
     

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