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Re: FCC rejects EchoStar/DirecTV merger 4-0

At 8:37 AM -0400 10/11/02, Shawn Mamros wrote:
>Aside from EchoStar and DirecTV, how many other companies are there
>providing satellite TV?  Offhand, I can't think of one, certainly
>not any of sufficient size to take on the proposed merged company.

For the small dish market, you are correct.  The only additional 
competition is very minor, from grey market Canadian dishes.

However, there are still companies packaging programming for large 
dish owners.  If that's really competition, I doubt it.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH