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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
May 29- Satellite TV operator Dish Network said it would accept bitcoin payments from customers from the third quarter. Dish said it selected Coinbase as the payment processor for bitcoin transactions with customers who choose to pay their bills online with the bitcoin wallet of their choice.
But the judge who delivered the ruling also had some harsh words for Ergen, and they could come back to haunt the chairman in a separate lawsuit in Nevada. But Ergen may have a harder time in a Nevada lawsuit, where shareholders claim he breached his fiduciary duty by amassing LightSquared debt on his own behalf, rather than letting Dish make a play for the company.
AT&T's bid for DirecTV may hinge on keeping NFL Sunday Ticket but AT&T's CEO said it will stay out of negotiations with the NFL.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Verizon's Lowell McAdam called merger rumors a "fantasy," making Dish's next move unclear days after AT&T announced plans to buy DirecTV.
CNBC's David Faber reports on the brief move higher in Dish Network's stock on Monday. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam says his company has no discussions going on with Dish Network.
NEW YORK, May 20- Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam shot down rumors that the company was in potential merger talks with satellite operator Dish Network on Tuesday, days after rival AT&T announced plans to buy no 1. U.S. satellite operator DirecTV. AT&T's plans to purchase DirecTV raises questions about Dish's next move.
Customer satisfaction with subscription TV and Internet service providers continues to decline, a survey finds.
CNBC's John Jannarone discusses what AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV means for satellite TV provider Dish.
Speculation that Dish Networks may be sold helped the stock double in the last couple of years. But the odds of a lucrative deal now look slim.
Maybe AT&T can give DirecTV the firepower to get the NFL Sunday Ticket renewed, an analyst tells CNBC. "If they were to lose that package, that would have been catastrophic."
A long-held desire to get ahead of key business trends drove a $48.5 billion dollar deal under which AT&T will acquire DirecTV, the firms told CNBC.
May 18- AT&T Inc plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV, in the latest sign that the wireless industry and the U.S. television market are set to converge as customers consume more video on their mobile devices.
AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy top U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, in a bid for growth beyond a competitive cellular market.
May 18- AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV, the top U.S. satellite TV operator, in a bid for growth beyond an increasingly competitive cellular market. AT&T said it is offering $95 per DirecTV share in a combination of stock and cash, a 10 percent premium over Friday's closing price of $86.18.
NEW YORK, May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.
NEW YORK May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.
"What this rule does is prevent those with current low-band spectrum from monopolizing the market in the auction by assuring that some spectrum will be available for those with insufficient amounts of spectrum to serve rural areas and penetrate buildings," said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
AT&T is in active talks to buy satellite-TV provider DirecTV and may complete a deal in the next few weeks, according to media reports.