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Judges Question FCC's Need To Share What Comcast & DirecTV Pay To Broadcasters

Those following the merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV may remember that the FCC had hoped to make some of the cable companies’ confidential contract information available to parties with a direct interest in these deals. 471 more words

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Dish Network Loses CNN, Cartoon Network

Because pay-TV providers and content networks can’t negotiate anything without resorting to blackouts to try to prove who has the bigger dishes, the contract stalemate between Turner Broadcasting and Dish Network has left millions of satellite customers without a large slate of popular channels, including CNN, HLN, truTV and — most importantly — Cartoon Network. 217 more words

What the AT&T-DirecTV deal means for the sports industry

Feeling the competitive pressure from the recent Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, AT&T plans to purchase DirecTV for $48.5 billion (excluding the assumption of debt), making this AT&T’s largest takeover in more than eight years. 671 more words

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