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CURRENT ISSUE'S HEADLINES

TUESDAY SEPT. 30, 2014

SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE MOVES SATELLITE TV BILL FORWARD
WASHINGTON—Though the legislation will make it to the Senate floor for a vote until after the November elections—and was pared down from its original form—the 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.

DIRECTV, AT&T LOOK FORWARD TO DEAL APPROVAL
Saying the government’s review of AT&T’s 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.

COMCAST, TIME WARNER CABLE CHIDE DEAL CRITICS
With hundreds of pages and a torrent of terse comments, allegations, and criticisms directed at opponents of Comcast’s plan to acquire Time Warner Cable, the nation’s 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.

DISH NETWORK JOINS CALL FOR AT&T-DIRECTV CONDITIONS WASHINGTON—As a few parties registered support for AT&T’s 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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OCT. 29, 2014

SIRIUS XM RIDES AUTO SALES TO BIGGER PROFIT
FCC CONSIDERS ON-LINE VIDEO SERVICE DEFINITION
FTC ACCUSES AT&T OF LIMITING ‘UNLIMITED’ DATA
VIDEO SERVICES SEEK DISCLOSURE RESOLUTION
COMCAST PRESSES
TIME WARNER CABLE DEAL BENEFITS
NEWS & NOTES: The Madison Square Garden Company said its board of directors had approved a plan to consider splitting into two companies, with one company including MSG’s sports teams, the MSG Network and MSG Plus, and the MSG’s interests in Fuse Networks and Nuvo TV...Frontier Communications said it closed a transaction in which it acquired AT&T’s subscribers in Connecticut, including an undisclosed number of Dish Network customers AT&T had acquired through a now-expired distribution agreement between AT&T and the DBS service.
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