Dish launches another national weather news service; NAB spent more than $4.7B in Q1 on lobbying

More cable industry news from around the web:

> A day after announcing a carriage renewal agreement with The Weather Channel, Dish Network has launched WeatherNation, a multi-format, national weather news service. Press release

> As part of its renewal agreement with The Weather Channel, Dish will add the network to its Sling TV OTT service by July. Story

> California Governor Jerry Brown told the FCC he supports the $49 billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV. Story

> The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the upcoming broadcast incentive auction could generate between $10 billion to $40 billion for the government. Story

> The National Hockey League has warned news media to stop using apps like Periscope and Meerkat to present playoff game coverage. Story

> Gray Television has signed five of its CBS-affiliated stations to the CBS All Access SVOD service. Story

> Microsoft is enabling Miracast support on Xbox One, allowing users of Android mobile devices, Windows phones and Windows PCs to cast photos and videos directly from their devices to the console. Story

And finally … The National Association of Broadcasters spent more than $4.7 million in Q1 lobbying FCC, Congress and other federal organizations. Story

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