During Monday’s 1Q earnings call, DISH pres/CEO Joe Clayton noted with optimism that 1Q net sub additions were the highest they’d been in 2 years, the company’s had the best churn performance in years and its whole home DVR, the Hopper, is meeting sales expectations. Analysts, on the other hand, were divided on the results.
 
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*As expected, the Senate confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai as FCC commissioners Mon. A deluge of well wishes ensued, from the likes of FCC chmn Julius Genachowski, NCTA pres/CEO Michael Powell and many others.
 
*ABC News and Univision have agreed to form a multiplatform jv that will include a 24/7 network for English-dominant and bilingual Hispanics. More details on the yet unnamed net.
 
*AT&T joins cable ops in the home monitoring market, with plans to begin trials in Atlanta and Dallas this summer of an all-digital, IP-based home security monitoring and automation service.

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