There has been lots of talk lately about DTV making a bid for DISH, with CEO's of both companies talking positively about a potential merger
I believe many analysts would raise their ratings to strong buy and up their price targets if this were to occur. Progamming costs savings alone would be in the billions of dollars as well as becoming possibly the biggest pay tv provider in the US. They could cut prices easily to compete with cable tv and use DISH spectrum to launch a nationwide mobile broadband service. DISH seems to be the better buy out of the two, although DTV stock has been breaking out on chart lately. I know rumors about this merger happening have been around for years but this is the first time where both CEO's have come out PUBLICLY and praised a possible deal. Both stocks should do well into the end of the year imo.