Completed, but without knowledge. Perhaps they did decide to stump up the cash to appear.
Aw common. Just about everything I say is incorrect. Be nice to let me have just this one...
Not a chance.
I would have thought you'd have shied away from using such definitive language so soon
start saving $$$ which is the real reason they ever do anything.
Perhaps (its why most companies ever do anything), but from a superficial point of view the mergers outcome has been about as good as any Austar or Foxtel customer could expect. Initial savings should come from increased bargaining power for Foxtel (more viewers). But then much of Austar functionality is duplicated by Foxtel so there's lots of easy cost savings to be made streamlining the organisations. FWIW I'd imagine the relatively small cost of broadcasting these few channels is worth it to be able to create a single 'product'.
No doubt down the track Foxtel might again look to screw its customers for a few more $, but it looks like by then they will all be Foxtel customers and screwed equally.