FCC asks Dish for info on Sling TV content deals as it continues Comcast-TWC review

By Jim O'Neill on Jan 16 2015 at 5:45 AM
FCC asks Dish for info on Sling TV content deals as it continues Comcast-TWC review

Some interesting reading is about to be added to the Federal Communications Commissions file on the review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.

The FCC has asked Dish to provide info on the deals it has with content providers for its Sling TV over-the-top service.

The Commission wants – in the course of its now 100+ day review of the merger – to compare the competition to the deals the merged carriers will have. Comcast and Time Warner Cable are seeking the FCC’s consent to transfer control of various Commission licenses and other authorizations.

In Dish’s case, it wants information on its agreements with A+E Networks, CBS, Comcast, ABC, Scripps and Turner.

The FCC alreadys has asked for similar information from Amazon, Hulu, Google and a slew of others, including HBO, Sony, and CDNs Limelight, Level 3 and Akamai.

The review is a long way from over, and the merger is in no-way a sure thing.

Stay tuned.

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