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DirecTV and EchoStar's Dish network are rivals, but apparently they're far less worried about each other than they are about rivals in cable and telecom. DirecTV and Dish are also the kind of rivals who once wanted to merge with each other, but since they can't, thanks to regulatory issues--they're playing nice with each other, to try to make their industry more viable.
Analyst actions and corporate announcements were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Thursday.
Liberty Media and EchoStar Communications are preparing a joint offer for satellite-communications provider Intelsat, The Wall Street Journal's online edition said on Thursday.
Cable companies are striving to be everything to their customers, offering TV, internet and phone services all-in-one. But is this causing them to take their eye off the ball? What's the trade as cable and satellite companies meet in Las Vegas to discuss the future of television?
Craig Moffett, senior cable and satellite analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that cable appears poised to beat satellite TV in the marketplace. “I wouldn’t say (satellite) is dying, but remember that it’s a one-way technology in what’s increasingly a two-way world,” Moffett said Tuesday.
Web search leader Google has broken into radio with a multi-year advertising sales agreement with the largest U.S. broadcaster, Clear Channel Radio, the companies said on Sunday.
Internet and media rivals to Google, fearing an unprecedented consolidation of power in the online advertising market, are expected to urge regulators to closely scrutinize the Web search leader's $3.1 billion deal to buy DoubleClick.
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Internet stocks lead a market rally as Google strikes a deal to sell TV ads. What's your best trade as Google, Yahoo, eBay and Amazon breakout?
Stocks closed higher across the board Tuesday as investors were encouraged by better-than-expected housing data and a steep pullback in crude oil prices. "The market was pleasantly surprised by the housing numbers," John Massey, portfolio manager at AIG SunAmerica, told CNBC.com. "That took out a significant amount of resistance and hesitation in the market, and tensions cooling in Iran led to a pullback in energy. It was a confluence of those two events."
Google has struck its first major deal to enter the television advertising business with U.S. satellite TV operator EchoStar, a move that promises to upset the cozy way TV ad impact has been measured.
Shares of Yahoo tumbled Friday amid reports that the Web portal's deal with AT&T to sell high-speed Internet access may be on shaky ground.