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US court rejects disclosure of DirecTV programming deals

Monday 11 May 2015 | 10:26 CET | News
Media companies including CBS and Disney don't have to disclose programming agreements with cable operators as part of the US review of AT&T's plan to buy DirecTV. A federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the Federal Communications Commission can't let third parties who comment on the deal see the information, Bloomberg reports. The decision is a setback for the FCC and its examination of the USD 48.5 billion takeover of the satellite TV provider by AT&T. The commission, which delayed its review pending the court decision, had said critics of the deal should be able to see the

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: DirecTV / FCC
Countries: United States
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