CableFAX broke the news Friday that content chief Dan York was leaving AT&T, with Jeff Weber replacing him. Now DirecTV has announced that York will join the company in July as evp, programming and chief content officer. He is replacing Derek Chang, who will leave his position as evp, content strategy and dev at the end of the year. Here’s what Chang had to say about the departure.
 
More top stories in the 5/30/12 issue of CableFAX Daily:
 
* The FCC is seeking comments on ACA’s petition for reconsideration of part of the agency’s Emergency Alert System order.
 
* Time Warner Cable subs in Corpus Christi have access to NBC again through the provider after reaching a settlement on Friday.
 
* Travel personality and world-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain is joining CNN to host a new weekend program on food and travel, launching early next year. Travel Channel comments on Bourdain’s departure.

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