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October 29, 2001 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The board of General Motors Corp. agreed Sunday night to create the nation's largest subscription television service by selling its Hughes Electronics subsidiary, the owner of DirecTV, to rival satellite provider EchoStar Communications Corp. for nearly $26 billion in stock and cash, according to people close to the negotiations. The proposed merger would catapult EchoStar ahead of the nation's leading cable company, AT&T Corp. EchoStar, which has 6.4 million customers, would grow to 16.
HOME & GARDEN
September 7, 1996 | DAN LOGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
We may not need hundreds of television channels, but apparently lots of us want them. Right now, the hot thing in the delivery of television programming is Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) services. DBS service providers offer viewers as many as 200 channels via pint-sized satellite dishes. The picture is digital quality and the sound is CD quality, which attracts the TV purists.
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