As Sprint Evaluates $25.5B Offer From Dish, The Pay-TV Provider Plays Up Video, Quad-Play Benefits

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http://techcrunch.com – Sprint, the U.S.’s number-three wireless carrier, today issued a terse statement saying that it would evaluate “carefully” the “unsolicited proposal” from Dish, the country’s number-three pay-TV provider, to buy the carrier for $25.5 billion. Before today, Sprint had been in the midst of working through a deal to sell a 70% stake to Softbank for $20.5 billion. That pre-existing deal came with a lot of visible support from both Softbank’s and Sprint’s top management, and came also with financial help worked in for the continued build-out of Sprint (IT news)