DirecTV sees big things ahead for 3D TV; Comcast, ABC Universal to divest TV station prior to deal

>  DirecTV CEO Michael White hopes 3D TV will be the second coming of the satellite provider's NFL package when it comes to competing with cable operators. Story.

> Comcast and NBC Universal have decided to change the way they unload one of NBC's three Los Angeles television stations, telling the FCC they'll divest one station--probably KHWY--before closing the deal. Story.

> The FCC continues to roil the waters. The Commission's decision to allow cable and satellite companies to turn off output connections on set-top boxes as an anti-piracy measure has drawn fire from the Consumer Electronics Association which correctly noted that the measure was sought by movie studios seeking to make more with on-demand showings and noted in a statement, "The fact that the motion picture studios want to create a new business model does not mean that functioning products should be disabled by them. Story.

And finally... All three Liberty Media business units--Liberty Interactive, Liberty Starz Group and Liberty Capital Group--saw revenues rise according to first quarter results. Story.