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Murdoch stirs rumors of DirecTV-Echostar merger

Back in 2002, the government blocked a DirecTV-Echostar merger attempt, but now Rupert Murdoch says the television landscape has changed. “I think it would be much harder for the government to turn it down,” he said, setting off rumors of a possible renewed merger attempt. But would increased broadband penetration and the advent of IPTV be enough to change the FCC’s mind?

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