Thursday, May 22, 2014
Here's Why DISH Network Doesn't Offer Any Value
With the recent buyouts in the video subscriber area, DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH ) becomes a speculative target for other cable and wireless network operators. The second-largest satellite provider offers investors a large subscriber base of 14.1 million and a unique asset, assuming DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV ) consummates the merger with AT&T (NYSE: T ) . At the same time, DISH faces tougher competition going forward from a DirecTV, now backed by the bigger AT&T that offers the potential triple play of pay TV, broadband, and wireless services.
DISH Network offers a unique asset to the market, whether via an acquisition from a major cable operator or a wireless provider such as Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) . In a lot of cases, the integration of a major competitor can leave the independent provider with an advantage of being focused on the target market. Unfortunately, a potential acquirer must overcome some hurdles to justify any deal.
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