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Rumor mill: Dish Network's Ergen courts DirecTV's White

In a move that directly reflects Comcast's $45 billion acquisition bid for Time Warner Cable, Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has reportedly reached out to DirecTV CEO Mike White about merging the two satellite services.

Ergen: Comcast-TWC merger will 'send a seismic shift across our industry'

Top executives at Dish Network and DirecTV used their fourth-quarter earnings calls to react to Comcast's merger proposal with Time Warner Cable, expressing concerns about the number of pay-TV subscribers and programming assets that Comcast and TWC would control.

With Ergen 'entirely focused on wireless,' Clayton steering pay TV biz at Dish Network

After Dish Network founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen shot down my interview request last Tuesday, I was a bit surprised that the company agreed to schedule an interview the next day with CEO Joseph Clayton.

Judge: LightSquared can move forward with suit against Dish, Ergen

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge ruled on Tuesday that LightSquared can push ahead with its lawsuit against Dish Network and Chairman Charlie Ergen over his acquisition of LightSquared debt before Dish bid on the wireless company's assets.

Ergen: Rights deals thwarting over-the-top pay TV

Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen said Wednesday that over-the-top pay TV services will emerge, but that difficulties striking rights deals with programmers would impact how soon new virtual services from Intel and other players get off the ground.

Ergen: Cable consolidation could spark Dish merger with DirecTV

Regulators may be more receptive to the idea of Dish Network merging with rival DirecTV if there is a new wave of consolidation involving cable MSOs, Dish chairman Charlie Ergen told analysts Tuesday.

Report: T-Mobile or Dish increasingly likely to swallow Leap Wireless

With its integration of MetroPCS' assets proceeding smoothly, is T-Mobile US gearing up to acquire yet another regional operator, such as Leap Wireless?

Time for Sprint, SoftBank to take a bite out of the market

Our long national nightmare is nearly over. After months of handwringing, Sprint Nextel's shareholders have approved SoftBank's offer to acquire a controlling 78 percent stake for $21.6 billion, and SoftBank finally has the opportunity to prove that it truly knows how to shake up the U.S. mobile market.

Malone says broadband tiers could hurt Netflix; calls Dish CEO Ergen 'kamikaze'

Liberty Media chairman John Malone predicted trouble for Netflix and other online video providers if cable operators shift their focus to marketing new usage-based broadband tiers to subscribers.

Meet Tom Cullen, the mastermind behind Dish's wireless plans

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has generated a notable amount of attention as Dish competes against Japan's SoftBank for control of Sprint Nextel, the nation's third largest wireless carrier. However, Ergen's right hand man in wireless is Tom Cullen, a Dish EVP who heads up corporate development.