DirecTV and Dish Network Corp. have received requests from the U.S. Justice Department about pricing contracts with television networks, part of a broader probe into whether pay-TV companies are squeezing out Internet-video rivals, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
Dish Network Corp., the second- largest U.S. satellite-TV provider, applied for the Web-address suffixes “.direct” and “.dtv” -- names that relate more closely to the brand of its chief competitor, DirecTV.
Russia’s largest gold company moved its share listing to London from Moscow in July, and the nation’s biggest phosphate fertilizer producer is considering the same change, a blow to President Dmitry Medvedev’s plan to turn the former Soviet capital into a global financial hub 20 years after the fall of Communism.
Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen, a former Las Vegas card-player, says he’s prepared to build a wireless-Internet network from the ground up. The company’s stock shows investors are betting that it’s a bluff.