Las Vegas, United States of America
SATELLITE TELEVISION EXECUTIVES GET TOGETHER AT CES.
Charlie Ergen (L) chairman and CEO of Echostar, and Eddy Hartenstein,
chairman and CEO of DirecTV, smile before the start of a CEO roundtable
on satellite television at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
January 9, 2002. A proposed $25.8 billion merger of the two companies
would give the new company a virtual monopoly of the satellite
television market, critics say. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun