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*DirecTV* has reached out to Blake Krikorian as a possible successor to Chase Carey as CEO, paidContent has learned. If that doesn’t work ou…

Blake Krikorian
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*DirecTV* has reached out to Blake Krikorian as a possible successor to Chase Carey as CEO, paidContent has learned. If that doesn’t work out, another option could be joining the DirecTV (NYSE: DTV) board. Carey started his new job as vice chairman, president and COO of News Corp (NYSE: NWS) today; his departure from DirecTV left a gap at the very top of the satellite operator controlled by John Malone’s Liberty Media (NSDQ: LINTA).

Blake and his brother Jason created the SlingBox, the most disruptive device to hit the TV industry since the DVR. Reached at home by phone Wednesday evening, Blake declined to discuss the possibilities, saying, “I’m enjoying my summer right now. I don

  1. harlan talbot Friday, July 3, 2009

    This would be a huge cultural shift for DIRECTV which is still basically a Hughes Corp engineering company. With NewsCorp out of the way, maybe it's possible. But running a 24B$ public company could be a stretch for Blake. He seems to actually like to 'do' things. What about Eric Shanks? Isn't he ready to rock in now?

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