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US: As DirecTV pulls out of merger, chances rise on deal with Dish

 |  March 18, 2013

While rumors of a merger between DirecTV and Dish Network have quieted in recent weeks, reports say expert analysts are confident the deal remains a strong possibility, especially as both parties saw stock rises last week. The increase in interest about the possible merger spiked after news that DirecTV abandoned its plan to buy GVT, a Brazil-based teleo currently owned by Vivendi. Reports say the DirecTV/Dish deal would create a giant broadcasting to about 34 million subscribers; DirecTV is reported to pay up to $50 a share for Dish.


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