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Volume 24 No. 159
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In Other News....

Dish Network and DirecTV “could be looking to merge once again.” A source said that the probability of such a merger “is ‘much more likely’ now that a telecom company that DirecTV had its eyes on is no longer for sale.” Brazil-based telecom company GVT, which DirecTV reportedly “had interest in acquiring, was taken off the market Friday by parent company Vivendi.” Macquarie analyst Amy Yong “speculated that DirecTV could offer Dish an all-cash offer of $50 a share” (DENVERPOST.com, 3/15).