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US: DirecTV weighs in on Dish merger

 |  September 25, 2013

The nation’s top satellite company may not be looking to merge with its main rival after all, according to reports.

DirecTV CEO Michael White spoke at a conference regarding a possible merger with Dish Network, telling the audience that such a merger would likely attract firm scrutiny from antitrust regulators.

According to White, the US Department of Justice’s recent lawsuit to bar the American Airlines merger with US Airways is a sign that regulators pose a major challenge “for any deal to get done.”

Last month, the CEO was quoted as saying a DirecTV, Dish Network merger could be in the cards.

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