It sounds like Cable One subs may need to get used to living without Nick, MTV and other Viacom channels. Unable to reach a deal with the programmer by 12:01am Tues, all 15 channels went dark, and negotiations have stopped. “Our customers understand that we’re fighting to deliver quality TV programming at a reasonable price, and sometimes that means changing our channel line-up,” CEO Tom Might said in a statement released after the drop. More on the spat, including what new networks Cable One is launching.

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Unlike House’s STELA effort (Rep Greg Walden’s amended bill that has several video reform provisions already moved to the floor), it’s still uncertain which direction the Senate would go on the reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act.
When the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball semifinal games air on cable for the first time this Saturday, Apr 5, TNT and truTV will air “teamcasts.” More details here.
Following DISH and Disney’s multiyear distribution deal, the satellite provider has now launched Watch products.

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AT&T Gets an Upgrade

SVB MoffettNathanson upgraded AT&T to “market perform” from “underperform” and keeping its target price unchanged at $17.

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