Could AT&T Make an Offer for Dish Network? At Least One Analyst Believes So, as Dish Stock Moves Up

Feb 11, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Credit Suisse analyst Jonathan Chaplin wrote in a note that AT&T may be interested in making a bid to buy Dish Network, causing the second-largest U.S. satellite-television provider’s stock to jump, reports Bloomberg News.

Chaplin wrote that AT&T might be interested in Dish’s wireless-spectrum assets, because increasingly consumers want video and broadband from the same provider. In an interview,

Chaplin said, “What AT&T believes, I think, is if you bundle Dish and AT&T wireless on a national basis, that would reduce churn for all products and potentially drive penetration,” the piece notes.

Dish’s stock rose 5.9% to $23.59 on Thursday, marking the largest one-day gain since March 1, the article says.

Dish and AT&T both declined to comment, the story adds.

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  1. If AT&T buys DISH, I will run not walk to Direct TV …

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