TS News - DirecTV May Slash Hardware Prices
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Martyn Williams)
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 10:56:50 +0900
From email@example.com Tue Aug 13 22: 05:43 1996
TELE-satellit News, 14 August 1996
DirecTV May Slash Hardware Prices
NEW YORK, New York, USA, 96/08/14 (TS) -- DirecTV is considering cutting
prices of receivers to compete better with the new Echostar DBS system,
according to US press reports. The company is said to be debating a cut to
win more viewers.
DirecTV currently charges somewhere between $499 and $900 for a receiver
while Echostar will sell a complete system for $199 when coupled with an
annual $300 programming contract.
DirecTV charges $29.95 for its most popular package making the years
subscription from $860 to $1,260 against $599 for Echostar's hardware and
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