MORE NET SUBS FOR AT&T
after AT&T acquired DirecTv, AT&T said the DBS service
was pulling its video weight with net subscriber additions, while
at the same time loses at the telcos U-verse
wireline video dragged AT&T to an overall video subscriber
loss in the second quarter of this year.
FINANCIALS RISE, NET SUBS SINK
a laundry list of reasons for the drop, Dish Network said it
posted its sharpest ever net video subscriber losses during this
year's second quarter, while at the same time posting improved
profits and slightly higher revenues.
PAT ON RETRANS RULES
the current rules are broad enough that the Federal Communications
Commission can address specific problems when it needs to, FCC
Chairman Tom Wheeler (D) recently handed video services a major
setback, and broadcasters a big victory, by saying the commission
does not plan to make any changes to the good-faith negotiating
provisions of the retransmission consent regime.
OUTLOOK CLOUDS UP FOR DBS SERVICES
time, following the July 15 expiration of their retransmission
consent agreement, the Sunbeam Television-owned local television
stations in the Miami and Boston markets remained unavailable
through AT&T's DirecTv DBS service.