Last updated 2/23/18.
On December 3, 2001, the Commission received applications requesting consent to the transfer of control of licenses and authorizations held by Hughes Electronics Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates and by EchoStar Communications Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates to EchoStar Communications Corporation, a Delaware corporation. Hughes controls various space station, earth station, wireless and experimental licenses and Section 214 authorizations, including licenses and Section 214 authorizations held by PanAmSat Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. ECC controls various space station and earth station licenses, including licenses and authorizations held by EchoStar Satellite Corporation, EchoStar 110 Corporation, EchoStar North America Corporation and EchoStar VisionStar Corporation.
Full Text of EchoStar-DirecTV Merger Application Hearing Designation Order: Word
FCC Declines to Approve EchoStar-DirecTV Merger.
News Release: Word
Powell Statement: Word | Abernathy Statement: Word
Copps Statement: Word | Martin Statement: Word
Press Conference: Audio/Video
- Declaration of Dr. Robert D. Willig on behalf of EchoStar Communications Corporation, General Motors Corporation and Hughes Electronics Corporation
- Joint Engineering Statement in Support of Transfer of Control Application
- List of FCC Licenses and Authorizations
- EchoStar Communications Corporation Ownership Structure (Pre-Merger), Principle Ownership List and List of Subsidiaries
- GM/Hughes Ownership Structure Chart (Pre-Merger), Principle Ownership List and List of Subsidiaries
- New EchoStar Ownership Chart
- List of Pending FCC Applications
- List of Enforcement Actions (Pending or Resolved)
VOLUME II -
Agreement and Plan of Merger by and between EchoStar Communications Corporation and Hughes Electronics Corporation (October 28, 2001)
Implementation Agreement by and among General Motors Corporation, Hughes Electronics Corporation and EchoStar Communications Corporation (October 28, 2001) [Acrobat | Acrobat]
Separation Agreement by and between General Motors Corporation and Hughes Electronics Corporation (October 28, 2001)
Stock Purchase Agreement Among EchoStar Communications Corporation, Hughes Electronics Corporation, Hughes Communications Galaxy, Inc., Hughes Communications Satellite Services, Inc. and Hughes Communications, Inc. (October 28, 2001)
VOLUME IV -
Transfer of Control Applications for Licenses Controlled by Hughes Electronics Corporation
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On November 1, 2001, FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell announced that W. Kenneth Ferree, chief of the Cable Services Bureau and future Media Bureau, will head an inter-agency team of FCC officials to review whether EchoStar Communications Corporation's proposed acquisition of General Motors' Hughes Electronics, which owns satellite television service DirecTV, is in the public interest. (View the Press Release.)
To view the Comments and Reply Comments filed in this proceeding, and other related documents go to the ECFS Page. Select the "Search the ECFS System" link (or the alternate link if the main link does not respond), enter "01-348" in the "Proceeding" box, and press the "Retrieve Document List" button. (For a complete hard-copy set of these comments, contact Best Copy and Printing, Inc. at 800-378-3160.)
Other Related Materials:
Echostar Communications Corporation, General Motors Corporation, And Hughes Electronics Corporation Seek FCC Consent For A Proposed Transfer of Control, CS Docket No. 01-348: [Public Notice: MS Word Version | Text Version]
Letter pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 1.65 notifying the Commission of the definitive agreement with Vivendi Universal S. A. filed by EchoStar Communications Corporation, General Motors Corporation and Hughes Electronics Corporation
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