DirecTV, YES in extra innings; another Charter exec departs

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> DirecTV and the YES Network have moved into extra innings, pushing negotiations for a new retransmission contract to Thursday. Story.

> Gregory Doody, Charter Communications' EVP-programming and legal affairs has resigned to "return to his restructuring advisory practice." News release.

> The IEEE has approved a new WiMAX standard, 802.16m to compete with LTE. Story.

> It's not just a U.S. thing: Vodafone and Telecom are asking the New Zealand government to set aside analog spectrum used by TV channels for mobile services. Story.

> The Kansas legislature has voted to eliminate an initiative (Kan-ed) that brought broadband to schools, hospitals and libraries, favoring instead private services now available throughout the state. Story.

And finally ... Comcast "inadvertently" assessed a $1.26 "Educational Capital Improvement" tax on monthly bills of about 700 customers living in South Carolina counties where the tax was not applicable. Story.

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