Verizon Eyeing Dish Network Spectrum

Verizon Wireless is very interested in buying Dish Network’s spectrum. A top Verizon executive told a group of insiders in the last few weeks that the country’s No. 1 wireless carrier was eyeing the lucrative spectrum owned by Charlie Ergen’s satellite TV company, according to a banker with direct knowledge of the conversation.

RETRANS WARS

Coming Soon: Sinclair, TWC Retrans Fight

Retransmission talks between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Time Warner Cable have reached the point where it’s possible that Sinclair will shut down service for 33 stations it delivers in TWC and partner Bright House Networks franchise areas starting at the stroke of midnight New Year’s Eve.