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just how important independent satellite retailers
are to AT&Ts future, AT&T Mobility President Glenn
Lurie was one of several AT&T executives who used DirecTvs
10th annual dealer gathering to try to reassure retailers they
will play an integral role in AT&Ts plan to offer what
the company sees as the ideal mix of video, data, and phone services.
LURIE TAKES LEAD ROLE AT DEALER SHOW
Mobility President Glenn Lurie earlier this month made his first
industry appearance as the executive now in charge of the day-to-day
operations of the telco giants DirecTv unit.
VIACOM REACH BRAOD NEW DEAL
one last all-night bargaining session that followed two days
of sometimes harsh public comments and Internet missives, Dish
Network and Viacom announced a new multi-year distribution agreement
that kept the programmers 18 channels in the DBS services
line-up without interruption, and also calls for a set of Viacom
channels and video-on-demand programming to be added to Dish
Networks Sling TV on-line video service.
SUBS FALL AS REVENUES, PROFITS RISE
Network's efforts to avoid the chase for low-paying
customers with risky credit resulted in first quarter results
that included an overall net loss of total subscribers to its
services, but also brought slightly higher overall revenue and