defend against the hostile bid
Now that is an interesting defense.
Analysts say Disney will likely consider other actions before firing Eisner, including making a defensive acquisition, such as buying satellite television company EchoStar Communications. Such a move would place huge regulatory hurdles in the way of Comcast's $54 billion bid because of Comcast's cable television holdings. Comcast is the nation's largest cable provider, with 21.5 million customers.