DISH’s unprecedented distribution deal with Disney, which includes extensive digital rights and plans to launch a streaming service, may become a blueprint of sorts in the future. But for now, several execs, speaking at the Deutsche Bank media/telecom conference Tues, remain cautious. Time Warner chmn/CEO Jeff Bewkes, chmn/CEO Mike White and 21st Century Fox pres/COO Chase Carey comment.
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The US Supreme Court didn’t want to hear Tennis Channel’s appeal of a DC Circuit decision that found Comcast didn’t discriminate against the net by relegating it to a sports tier, but that’s not stopping the network’s fight for broader carriage.
In addition to potential broadband and net neutrality issues, the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger raised concerns about whether this business is “local” or “national,” according to DirecTV’s Mike White. This and more from the Deutsche Bank investor conference.