Rupert Murdoch to buy Hughes/DirecTV

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.
 

rbirk

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

Ron
 

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
 

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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