The industry got a very clear edict from House Communications chmn Greg Walden (R-OR): Don’t try to use STELA as a vehicle for retrans change. Instead he urged those with retrans concerns to participate in the Communications Act update process, just announced on Tues. Here’s what Walden said in a speech before a Hudson Institute panel on retrans and other comments from panelists.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:

Tennis Channel is seeking US Supreme Court review of a DC Circuit decision that found Comcast didn’t discriminate against Tennis on the basis of affiliation. Here’s why it matters to Cablevision.
Despite talk of Starz being an acquisition target, the management team is “focused on running the business for the long-term,” CFO Scott MacDonald said at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch investor conference Wed. Here’s the company’s strategy.
With the House expected to vote Thurs on patent reform legislation introduced by Judiciary chmn Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), CEA is ratcheting up the pressure on lawmakers.

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Rogers, Shaw Get Final Green Light to Merge

Rogers officially has the go-ahead to purchase Shaw , thanks to a statement of approval from François-Philippe Champagne , Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

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