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Dish deal for Blockbuster was a long-shot from the start

Dish deal for Blockbuster was a long-shot from the start

Charlie Ergen’s plan to compete with Netflix through Dish Network’s acquisition of the bankrupt Blockbuster Video business began to go awry almost as soon as the company acquired it in April of 2011. The $322 million in cash and $87 million in liabilities Dish paid for the once-high flying DVD and game retailer looked like […]

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Dish Network´s Bid for Sprint – Ergen Gets Personal

Dish Network´s Bid for Sprint – Ergen Gets Personal

Dish Network made a $25.5 billion counter bid in March 2013 against SoftBank’s October agreement to pay $20.1 billion for 70 percent of Sprint, US´s 3rd largest mobile player. Both SoftBank and Dish have a lot at stake so analysts do not discard the possibility a bidding war, but given Dish´s record as a disruptor, […]

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