News of Note—Charter, DirecTV, Fox, NFL and Cogent

News of note

> After a Charter Communications complaint, the National Advertising Division has recommended AT&T’s DirecTV discontinue some advertising claims, including one that says the satellite TV service provides “worry-free” reliability. CED Magazine story

> 21st Century Fox is reportedly close to a deal to buy six TV stations from Sinclair Broadcast, including Fox affiliates in Cleveland, Denver, Sacramento, Salt Lake City and Seattle. FierceVideo article

> The NFL playoffs, awards shows and cable news all converged in January to help drive the total national TV advertising market up 7.1% year over year, according to Standard Media Index. FierceVideo article

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> Cogent says it does not expect the new tax laws to impact its approach to serving its wholesale and business customers because bandwidth demands continue to rise. FierceTelecom article