UP PLANNING FOR DIRECTV
is now so confident it will obtain government approval of its
pending purchase of DirecTv that it has in recent weeks accelerated
its organizational and transition planning, numerous sources
have told Satellite Business News.
SUMMITS ON WIRELESS FUTURE
the questions many still have about its wireless plans, not to
mention the impact the sale of its main competitor will have
on the industry, the Dish Network independent satellite dealers
who gathered in Phoenix this month for the companys annual
Team Summit event seemed fairly upbeat and optimistic
about their future.
GINS UP DIRECTV RESULTS
by what it said was an improving economy and dropping its average
monthly first quarter churn rate to its lowest point in six years,
DirecTv announced it added a net total of 60,000 new DBS customers
in the United States during this years first quarter.
FINANCIALS UP; SUBS DROP
a quarter in which the company blamed a programming distribution
dispute and tightened credit policies, among other things, for
a net subscriber loss, Dish Network said it managed to turn in
improved revenues and net income during the first quarter of
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