The MPAA, DirecTV and NCTA all have asked the FCC to reconsider parts of its plug & play order. While the cable trade assn primarily wants the FCC to clarify some technical issues related to the language of the ruling, MPAA is asking the agency to make SVOD copy-never-something Starz lobbied hard against. The FCC’s ruling allows programmers and operators to determine whether subs can record SVOD programming. DirecTV is urging the FCC to "facilitate a more inclusive process" in future plug & play discussions that include DBS providers. It also asked the Commission to revisit having CableLabs administer parts of the plug & play initiative.

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Bernstein is temporarily suspending its coverage of U.S. media companies in light of senior analyst Todd Juenger’s sabbatical.

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