Odds are rising that the FCC will approve the Verizon Wireless/cable spectrum deal this summer, but it all may depend on whether applicants can agree on potential conditions such as revising joint marketing agreements and prime spectrum divestitures. A Verizon rep comments on the FCC meetings and Public Knowledge weighs in on this summer’s negotiations.
 
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If nothing happens at the FCC by end of day Tues, the viewability order will sunset. On the table is an order that extends viewability for 6 months (a “transition” period) and grants small systems an HD exemption for another 3 years.
 
In the latest episode of “As the Retrans Consent Cycle Turns,” Diversified Comm’s WABI told viewers it didn’t intend to blame DirecTV and numbers can be deceiving. DirecTV lost the ME CBS station as well as the Gainesville, FL, ABC affiliate on June 5.
 
Comcast didn’t mince words in dismissing The NY Times’ report Fri that Comcast is exploring whether BSkyB’s 39% New Corp stake could be available for purchase. Read on for the MSO’s comments.

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