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CURRENT ISSUE'S HEADLINES

WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 2016

ONE WEEK: TWO DISH NETWORK PROGRAMMING DISPUTES

FIGHT SIDELINES NFL NETWORK
Dish Network subscribers at press time remained unable to watch the NFL Network through the DBS service after the company and the National Football League failed to reach a new distribution agreement June 16.

TRIBUNE CONTRACT IMPASSE DRAGS ON
At press time, in an increasingly nasty dispute, Dish Network subscribers in 33 markets remained without access through the DBS service to 42 Tribune-owned local television stations, the national WGN America channel and superstations in New York, Los Angeles, and Denver.

LAYOFFS, BUYOUTS TAKE EFFECT AT DIRECTV, AT&T
The widespread and long-expected re-organization of AT&T's video services resulting from the company's purchase of DirecTv has taken place over the last few weeks, several sources have told Satellite Business News.

SLING TV ADDS VIACOM CHANNELS
Following a new distribution agreement Dish Network and Viacom reached in April, Dish Network's Sling TV on-line video offering recently added a dozen Viacom channels to various packages available through its service.

NET-NEUTRALITY RULING DRAWS REACTION
WASHINGTON—A split decision by three federal appeals court judges in Washington to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's so-called “net-neutrality” rules governing Internet service providers that went into effect a year ago brought a flood of reaction from all sides of the debate, with most noting the legal fight will likely now head to the Supreme Court.

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JUNE 29, 2016

STOCKS CLIMB BACK AFTER 'BREXIT' DROP
DISH NETWORK WIRELESS OPTIONS NET DOWNGRADE
FCC CHAIRMAN WANTS OWNERSHIP RULE STATUS QUO
WHEELER LINING UP VIDEO 'DEVICE' MEETINGS
NEWS & NOTES: The FCC yesterday started receiving comments regarding its proposal to expand the amount of programming covered by rules requiring video descriptions of shows on networks and some national programming channels.
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