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Rupert Murdoch to buy Hughes/DirecTV


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   george king

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:27 AM

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 of 8 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:30 AM

Here's the link to the story.
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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   rbirk

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:39 AM

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

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:43 AM

Thanks Patrick. I wonder if this spells bad news for increased HD on DirecTV?
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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   george king

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:56 AM

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

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Chris_Morris

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Posted April 10 2003 - 07:44 AM

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

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Rob Speicher

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Posted April 11 2003 - 02:38 AM

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

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Dan Hitchman

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Posted April 14 2003 - 07:04 AM

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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