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WEDNESDAY JULY 30,
STATION BILL CLEARS HOUSE
a vote that turns attention to the Senate, the House approved
legislation July 22 that would extend for five years the expiring
distant network station and network station provisions of current
satellite TV law, as well as generally prohibit local broadcast
stations with different owners from banding together to negotiate
retransmission consent agreements with video services.
WITH DISH NETWORK IN FOX SLINGBOX APPEAL
Fox Broadcasting downplayed the decision as not unexpected,
Dish Network praised a unanimous ruling by a three-judge federal
appeals court panel in Pasadena that rejected Fox Broadcastings
appeal of a lower court decision denying the broadcasters
request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced Dish
Network to disable the Slingbox and program transfer features
on the DBS services latest multiroom digital video recorder.
IN WAKE OF SUPREME COURT DECISION
press time, Aereos service that had enabled customers to
watch local broadcast stations on-line remained dark following
a U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned lower court decisions
not to force the service to shut down while lawsuits against
DIRECTV WORK ON DEAL OK
time, AT&Ts proposed purchase of DirecTv in a transaction
valued at $67.1 billion was winding its way through the regulatory
process both in the United States and in other countries, AT&T
Chief Financial Officer John Stephens said during a recent conference
ORDER BACK ISSUES....
FCC EYES COMCAST-TIME WARNER
DBS SERVICES ASK OUT OF REGULATORY
DIRECTV, RAYCOM TALK MORE ABOUT
SCHERMAN'S NOTEBOOK: Probably
not enough time to address it, but Rockefeller-Thune bill has
much to recommend it, with a major drawback
NEWS & NOTES: Dish Network
said Friday that Chief Financial Officer Robert Olson plans to
retire, effective Oct. 15.
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