Those wishing for a DirecTV/DISH marriage, don’t get your hopes up too high. DirecTV CEO Mike White acknowledged that under the current regulatory environment, “it’s very challenging for any deal to get done,” he said at Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference Wed. More on programming costs, OTT and rights deals from White and Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes.

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The FCC’s open meeting Thurs won’t include an order on Bloomberg’s neighborhooding complaint against Comcast.
Discovery Comm’s SVOD deals with OTT players like Netflix and Amazon aren’t cannibalizing its core business model, CFO Andy Warren said at the Goldman Sachs conference Wed. Here’s why.
 
It has been weeks since the resolution of the Time Warner Cable/CBS retrans spat, but it’s still creating conversations. Specifically, a blog post from the MSO.

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