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Kanojia, Aereo remain optimistic it will win in SCOTUS

Updated: With the U.S. Supreme Court set to make a fateful decision on their ongoing battle over content rights, SVOD service Aereo and the broadcast networks are reportedly both considering their options in the event the ruling doesn't go their way.

FCC to focus on whether wireless should be treated like wireline on net neutrality

As the FCC continues to stream a flood of comments on its net neutrality proposal, one aspect that will likely get more attention than it did in 2010 when the commission last tried to craft rules on the issue is whether wireless networks should be put on equal footing with wired ones.

Time Warner Cable's Siegel named CFO of SpinCo

Time Warner Cable executive Matthew Siegel has been named CFO of "SpinCo," the temporarily named new cable company being launched in a joint venture by Charter Communications and Comcast, it was announced Monday.

Analyst casts doubt on AT&T's professed bundling efficiencies

Kicking the tires on AT&T's claims to federal regulators last week that its proposed purchase of DirecTV will result in all kinds of consumer price benefits through bundled services, analyst Craig Moffett told investors Monday that AT&T has a  "fundamental misunderstanding" of bundling economics.

NCTA to Wheeler: 'We'll help you grasp peering … which is not net neutrality'

As he investigates peering arrangements made between large online video distributors like Netflix and Internet service providers, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has been offered help in grasping some of the key issues from the National Cable Telecommunications Association.

Germany's anti-trust body raises concerns over Telefónica/E-Plus plan

Germany's antitrust watchdog remains concerned that the proposed merger between Telefónica Deutschland and KPN-owned E-Plus would be detrimental to mobile pricing competition in the country, even though the European Commission is understood to be close to approving the deal.

EC teams with South Korea to harmonise 5G development

The European Commission (EC) agreed to a "landmark" 5G cooperation deal with South Korea early Monday, in a bid to define global standards for the next-generation technology and ensure radio frequency harmonisation.

Mediacom responds to TVFreedom: 'Broadcasters hiding the truth' on retrans

The letter-to-Congress battle between broadcasters and pay-TV operators over retransmission policy continued Friday when Mediacom executive Thomas Larsen sent a letter to House and Senate leaders, blaming price hikes in the pay-TV industry on broadcast retrans fees.

CenturyLink's government chief Diana Gowen is retiring

CenturyLink Government's senior VP and general manager Diana Gowen is going to retire at the end of this month after overseeing the business unit for nine years.

Senate sets June 24 hearing for proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger

Giving further shape to the regulatory gauntlet the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger will have to run, the Senate Judiciary committee announced Friday that it will hold a hearing on the matter June 24.