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CURRENT ISSUE'S HEADLINES

WEDNESDAY MARCH 30, 2016

AT&T PREVIEWS PLANNED ON-LINE DIRECTV OPTIONS
Though it declined to provide any pricing and programming details yet, AT&T started to outline its plans to begin offering three wireline or wireless on-line streaming options in the fourth quarter that will enable consumers to watch DirecTv’s service without installing a satellite dish.

DISH NETWORK CHARTS RETURN TO SUB GROWTH
In the wake of the company saying it lost a net total of 12,000 combined subscribers to its DBS service and on-line Sling TV offering during last year’s fourth quarter, and lost 81,000 net video subscribers for the full year, Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said he thinks the company will return to net video subscriber growth as Sling TV attracts more customers.

DISH NETWORK, NBC TALK THROUGH 'COOLING OFF' PERIOD
After their latest retransmission consent-distribution talks boiled over into a public dispute that included a multifaceted warning campaign by Comcast’s NBC and Dish Network filing a lawsuit objecting to it, the two sides were in a “cooling off” period at press time that kept NBC’s local television stations and national programming channels in the DBS service’s line-up.

DIVIDED FCC STARTS VIDEO PROCEEDING
WASHINGTON—Over the objections of the two Republican commissioners, and the equally vocal opposition of numerous lawmakers and cable and satellite TV services, the Federal Communications Commission initiated a proposed rulemaking proceeding that would require the development of a new standard that would enable consumers to buy a single satellite TV receiver, cable set-top box, or other device to receive video programming from traditional video services or via the Internet.

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APRIL 27, 2016

DIRECTV NET SUB ADDS DRIVE UP AT&T RESULTS
WHEELER TEES UP CHARTER DEAL AFTER JUSTICE OK
AT&T SEES STREAMING DIRECTV OPTIONS ON TRACK
AT&T JOINS CHORUS AGAINST FCC SET-TOP BOX IDEA
NEWS & NOTES: A California man filed a class-action lawsuit alleging Dish Network's sales practices are deceiving Spanish-speaking consumers.
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