Dish may lose AWS-3 credits; Netflix may have to raise prices

More cable industry news from around the web:

> Former Dish Network chief commercial officer Dave Shull is joining The Weather Channel as a group president. Story

> The FCC may reject bidding credits worth $3.3 billion given during the AWS-3 auction to two designated entities affiliated with Dish Network. Story

> Disney's Watch ABC app has gone live on Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. Story

> WPP chief Martin Sorrell says Netflix is going to have to raise subscription prices soon in order to achieve profitability. Story

> Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman said at the company's first-quarter earnings call that it's making progress with its CCAP initiative as it nears DOCSIS 3.1 lab trials. Story

> The NFL said it will voluntarily give up its tax-exempt status. Story

> NBCUniversal entered a partnership with AOL in which it will provide programming segments from its various networks to be streamed via AOL On. Story

> A+E Networks will rebrand its H2 network as Vice, following its $250 million investment last year in Vice Media. Story

> HBO and Showtime have filed copyright infringement suits against boxinghd.net and sportship.org for promoting free streaming of Saturday's boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Story

And finally … Twitter says its new live streaming platform, Periscope, added around a million users in its first 10 days of operation. Story

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