The sunshine agenda for the April 18 open FCC meeting includes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Notice of Inquiry regarding expansion of direct access to telephone numbers to "promote competition and innovation" by IP-based providers while protecting consumers and the reliability of phone calls. Also under consideration will be an Order to allow a limited trial of direct access to numbers for VoIP providers. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m., at commission headquarters, and it will be streamed live on the agency’s Web site.

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Turner Strikes MLB Deal Extension

Turner Sports re-upped its rights deal with Major League Baseball , signing a seven-year deal valued at nearly $3.75bln. Turner will pay approximately $535mln/year through 2028 to carry America’s

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