COMMITTEE MOVES SATELLITE TV BILL FORWARD
the legislation will make it to the Senate floor for a vote until
after the November electionsand was pared down from its
original formthe Senate Commerce Committee approved a measure
recently that would extend by five years the distant network
station and network superstation rules that are slated to expire
at the end of the year.
LOOK FORWARD TO DEAL APPROVAL
the governments review of AT&Ts proposed purchase
of DirecTv is going as we expected, DirecTv Chairman
Mike White said recently he is optimistic the companies
will be able to close the transaction in the first half of next
year, possibly by April.
WARNER CABLE CHIDE DEAL CRITICS
hundreds of pages and a torrent of terse comments, allegations,
and criticisms directed at opponents of Comcasts plan to
acquire Time Warner Cable, the nations largest and second-largest
cable companies defended the proposed transaction using the same
mantra they have repeated for months that the deal is not only
good for them, but good for consumers.
JOINS CALL FOR AT&T-DIRECTV CONDITIONS WASHINGTONAs a few parties registered
support for AT&Ts proposed purchase of DirecTv, Dish
Network, and many others asked the Federal Communications Commission
to impose a raft of conditions they each contended would make
the transaction more palatable.
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