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WEDNESDAY NOV. 26, 2014

HOUSE PASSES COMPROMISE SATELLITE TV BILL; AWAITS SENATE ACTION
WASHINGTON—Following an agreement on language between the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Commerce Committees, the House approved a satellite TV bill that would, among other things, extend the expiring distant network station and network superstation provisions of current law for another five years and make limited changes to the retransmission consent rules.

CBS, DISH NETWORK HEADED TO DEAL DEADLINE
At press time, with their distribution deal expiration in the offing, CBS continued to paint Dish Network as being responsible for the companies not yet reaching an agreement that would keep CBS-owned local TV stations and Showtime in Dish Network’s channel line-up.

DIRECTV SUBS SINK, REVENUES INCREASE
A decline in DirecTv’s overall subscriber totals in the United States and the Latin America during the third quarter of this year did not deter DirecTv executives from expressing satisfaction at the quality of subscribers the company is adding and its financial performance.

ERGEN: DISH NETWORK DBS SERVICE 'PRETTY STEADY' FOR YEARS
With factors like competition from aggressive price discounts from competitors, customer service shortfalls of its own, and churn increased by customers unhappy about price increases and programming disputes, among other things weighing against it, Dish Network said that though its revenues rose during this year’s third quarter, it lost net subscribers and saw its profits fall during the period.

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DEC. 17, 2014

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