Not quite sure what you are pointing out. I think the positive price movement in SATS, and more than likely, the future positive price movement, has to do with its acquisition of S-Band through the purchase of Hughes Net and Dish's potential purchase of S-Band through its acquisition of DBSD, taken alongside the FCC's decision to let LightSquared use its L-Band for terrestrial data service. Echostar/Dish might be positioning themselves for a rollout of a terrestrial 4G data service or a sale to a current 4G provider.
I pointed this potential out about 9 months ago on the ICOG (parent of DBSD) board when the stock was $1.54/share. It was an obvious angle and DISH did subsequently buyout DBSD's position from bankruptcy and ICOG forced DISH to bump the bid up from 1B to 1.5B and provide equity to ICOG.
The TIVO battle the other poster referenced is nothing but BAD, BAD, BAD news for DISH and Echostar. DISH/ECHO has lost over and over and over. It is VERY likely that this management will eventually (if not tomorrow) have to "pay the piper" VERY SOON. Afterall, they HAVE been essentially STEALING the technology for 7 years and have lost EVERY SINGLE COURT case to date, right?