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Dish: Sprint most likely partner for Dish network if Clearwire offer accepted

On the Q4 earnings conference call, Dish (DISH) said it doesn't think Clearwire (CLWR) is the only alternative for us, but is the best option for it today. The company says it has other options if the Clearwire deal doesn't work out. Dish says it expects 2013 free cash flow will be at or slightly above net income for the year and says it sees some upward pressure on pay-TV SAC in Q1. Dish shares are up 40c, or 1.11%, to $36.49 in early-afternoon trading.