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  • HBO's Plepler: OTT service isn't 'either/or, it's additive'

    Speaking in Los Angeles Thursday, HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler staunchly resisted claims that his company's soon-to-launch, a la carte, over-the-top programming service would "cannibalize" HBO's existing premium cable business.

Dish, Turner forge extension: restores CNN, averts TNT, TBS blackouts

Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting announced an end to a bitter carriage standoff that saw CNN disappear from the satellite operator's program guide for a month, and also threatened to pull TNT and TBS from the service.

As Aereo claims Chapter 11, DirecTV admits kicking the tires on its OTT model

Raging against the dying of the light for nearly five months following its devastating setback in the U.S. Supreme Court, streaming service Aereo announced Friday that it will liquidate its assets through Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Senate unanimously approves House's satellite TV bill

The Senate has unanimously approved a House bill that enables satellite-based pay-TV operators to pipe in broadcast signals from distant network stations to rural areas that lack a network affiliate.

Dish, FCC among the winners in hugely successful AWS-3 auction

After just six days, the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has exceeded even the most wildly optimistic analyst forceast, raising $24 billion in winning bids. And while there are indicators that the white-hot bidding is begining to finally slow just a bit, some believe the AWS-3 could last up to five more weeks. FierceWireless executive editor Mike Dano has a complete breakdown right here.

CBS gives 'short term extension' to Dish; satellite operator now in showdown with Comcast Sports, too

With its carriage deal with Dish Network expiring Thursday, Nov. 20, CBS Corp. has agreed keep its channels on the satellite operator's program guide until Nov. 25.

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