HBO Now may include Turner programming; DirecTV 15 satellite ready for May launch

More cable news from around the Internet:

> DirecTV 15, a new satellite set to support, among other things, 4K/Ultra HD services, is set for launch by the European Space Agency in May. Press release

> Federal regulators have signed off on John Malone's swap of a 3.4 percent interest in Starz for a 4.5 percent stake in Lionsgate Entertainment. Story

> Former Disney TV chief Anne Sweeney has joined the board of Netflix. Story

> A former PricewaterhouseCoopers accountant, who says a customer-service-related altercation with Comcast cost him his job, has filed another suit against the cable operator, this time seeking $5 million in damages. Story

> HBO is considering broadening its OTT platform to include content from another Time Warner Inc.-owned programmer, Turner Networks. Story

> Tech blogger David Zatz says new versions of the Roku 2 and Roku 3 OTT boxes, complete with voice search features, are just "days away" from launch. Post

And finally … AT&T charges customers $40 a month more for fiber-based Internet services than Google Fiber. Story

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