Another investment firm jumps in to say a DirecTV (DTV +2.4%) merger with Dish Network (DISH...

|About: DISH Network Corporation (DISH)|By:, SA News Editor

Another investment firm jumps in to say a DirecTV (DTV +2.4%) merger with Dish Network (DISH +2.9%) looks increasingly likely as Bernstein Research takes the plunge. While a marriage of the satellite players was previously viewed as a regulatory no-go, the current competitive landscape makes the issue less relevant. If a deal is struck, synergies come into play as contract negotiations with large media companies become a little bit easier to manage.