DIRECTV SEEK DEAL OK
a picture of their futures without the transaction that shows
them not being able to effectively compete with cable companies
to provide the combination of video, high-speed data, and wireless
services consumers are increasingly demanding, AT&T and DirecTv
recently asked the Federal Communications Commission to approve
AT&Ts proposed $67.1 billion purchaHse of DirecTv.
MOVING ON SATELLITE TV BILL
it as a narrow approach, Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) and ranking Republican member Chuck
Grassley (R-Iowa) recently introduced a bill that would simply
extend for five years the distant network station and network
superstation provisions of satellite TV law that are scheduled
to expire at the end of the year.
WITH HUBBARD BROADCASTING OVER DIRECTV
judge recently ordered DirecTv to continue distributing two programming
channels controlled by Hubbard Broadcasting and essentially ruled
the programmer has perpetual rights to keep two family controlled
channels on the DBS service.
DROP RIVAL INTERNET BILLS
Bob Latta (R-Ohio) recently introduced a bill that would prohibit
the Federal Communications Commission from taking any action
to impose any regulations on Internet service providers using
the same authority the agency uses to impose regulations on telephone
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