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NBC’s Retrans Haul Could Get Fatter

Comcast’s NBC broadcasting unit saw retransmission consent revenue climb 63.5% in the second quarter, but that haul could get even larger as new deals come up on the horizon, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told analysts Wednesday. ...

Report: Verizon Close to Yahoo Deal

Verizon Communications could be getting ready to pull the trigger on a $5 billion purchase of Yahoo, ending what has been a months-long sales process for the internet pioneer, according to a Bloomberg News report. ...

Ergen: Dish Prepared to Do Without Tribune Stations

As its retransmission consent dispute with Tribune Media entered its fifth week, Dish Network chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen said the satellite company is prepared for the long haul, adding that if necessary he could do without the channels indefinitely. ...

It’s Official: ACC Network to Launch 2019

ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced plans to launch a jointly owned linear network in 2019 as well as an all-digital offering – ACC Network Extra – next month. ...

Dish Loses 281K Net Subs in Q2

Net video subscriber losses continued to mount at Dish Network, with the second largest satellite TV service provider in the country shedding 281,000 net pay TV customers in the second quarter, more than three times its losses in the previous year. ...



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