and DISH Network
trying to get together again? That's the idea according to the Wall Street Journal
, apparently in response to DISH making "a major strategic shift" after losing 25,000 subscribers in Q2
. Of course the last time these two tried U + me = Us back in 2001, regulators put the smackdown on the idea, but apparently DISH CEO Charlie Ergen thinks things may be different now. We can see how a 90% drop in subscriber growth (and a blown satellite or two) could cause anyone to reevaluate things, but as our extensive experience watching daytime TV proves, running into a new relationship to escape ones problems never works out long term, but it is interesting to see if either is really willing to stop the constant one-upmanship
and concentrate on taking on the cable (& telco) companies together.