Report: Dish Network pushing for merger talks with DirecTV

|By:, SA News Editor

Dish Network (DISH +6%) CEO Charlie Ergen has approached DirecTV (DTV +6.2%) about a merger, reports Bloomberg.

Ergen has been vocal in the past on the need for the two companies to merge, while DirecTV CEO Mike White has played it cool on the subject.

A ramp-up of talk on a DISH-DTV combination could catch the ears of regulators looking at the proposed merger between Comcast (CMCSA +1%) and Time Warner Cable (TWC +0.4%).