Dish Network and DirecTV work DC together

|By:, SA News Editor

Dish Network (DISH -0.2%) and DirecTV (DTV -0.7%) are pleased as punch that a House committee released a draft satellite bill which addresses joint negotiating agreements among broadcasters.

The companies thinks legislation in the area will help lower consumer costs and assist in keeping service available to distant signal customers. Presumably, there's some benefit to the satellite players as well.

The joint PR is boiler plate stuff, but anytime Dish and DirecTV get in the room together there is some merger chatter.