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Colo. lawmaker: DIRECTV should provide local TV everywhere


  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)
  • KREX-TV (Grand Junction, Colo.)

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has written to the Federal Communications Commission seeking a review of DIRECTV's ability to provide local TV stations to the Grand Junction-Montrose market in his state. Th… Read More

Verizon attracts 1.4M wireless contract subs in Q2


  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Reuters

Verizon Communications outpaced expectations with second-quarter earnings of 91 cents a share, adding 1.4 million wireless contract customers and boosting sales 5.7% to $31.1 billion. The average size… Read More

Licensing revenue up, royalties down in ARM's Q2


  • Reuters
  • Bloomberg

ARM Holdings reported revenue in its second quarter rose 9% from a year ago to $309.6 million, as its licensing revenue increased 42% while royalty revenue was off by 2%. The drop in royalties reflect… Read More

Mo. school district requests student's social media records as part of lawsuit


  • Joplin Globe (Mo.) (tiered subscription model), The

Parents of a teenager in Missouri who took his own life now are suing the school district, saying it did not do enough to protect their child from bullying. In response, the district's attorneys are r… Read More

"Cable Wi-Fi: BSS/OSS Considerations"


That's the next SCTE LiveLearning Webinars™ offering, set for Wednesday, Aug. 20. It's free for SCTE members, one hour long, and one great technical training opportunity designed to promote your pro… Read More