Outdoor Channel’s board approved a merger with Sportsman Channel parent InterMedia Outdoors Holdings. But the networks will continue to operate separately. Sportsman CEO Gavin Harvey, who will become pres, television nets after the transaction closes, discusses the strategy with CableFAX. Read on for his comments plus information on the deal’s financials.
 
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Tribune Company may be a step closer to emerging from bankruptcy. The FCC’s Media Bureau granted waivers of the cross-ownership rules for Tribune’s stations and newspapers in L.A., Chicago, NY, South FL and Hartford, CT.
 
A group of tech firms defended the FCC’s net neutrality rules in a brief filed Thurs at the DC Circuit. These were the major players.
 
Google and DISH held talks to partner on a new mobile service, the WSJ reported, noting the talks aren’t advanced and could amount to nothing. Here are more details about the report.

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