Dish vs. Journal Broadcast next up for retrans; Cobridge launches digital phone service in Texas

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> The retransmission agreement between Dish Network and Journal Broadcast Group will expire April 28. Stay tuned. Story.

> Cobridge Communications has launched digital phone service for 14,000 homes in Marshall, Texas. News release.

> There's nothing good for cable operators in the news that Media General reported first quarter broadcast revenue that was 2.6 percent lower than the same period last year. Story.

> Technology, despite what a PR person once said, is not "magic," it requires infrastructure. Thus, it's somewhat puzzling that San Franciscans are upset that AT&T needs to install 4x6-foot boxes to provide U-verse. Story.

> Imagine this (and maybe change the names of the players) ... The Consumerist reports that an unhappy FiOS subscriber sent an e-mail to Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg--and within hours received a call from Verizon headquarters to discuss his problems. Story.

And finally ... Mediacom promoted Dan Templin to SVP of its business group with the responsibility of providing "a single point of contact for every size business customer." News release.