At ESPN’s Upfront presentation Mon, the net announced that its TV Everywhere property WatchESPN is looking to double its distribution of 40mln next year. CableFAX spoke with evp, sales & marketing Sean Bratches on affiliate interest in the platform.
 
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* The FCC wants additional info following Verizon Wireless’ announcement that it would sell all of its 700 MHz A and B spectrum licenses in order to rationalize its spectrum holdings. FCC Wireless Bureau chief Rick Kaplan wants to know if Verizon Wireless has taken steps to deploy mobile services using the lower 700MHz.
 
* In a continuation of FCC’s request for comments on what exactly constitutes an MVPD, ABC, NBC and CBS told the Commission that online video providers should be included in that definition.
 
* House Commerce Republicans still want more details on the FCC’s LightSquared decision making process. A trio of senators continue to examine the information.
 

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