Time Warner to boost Turner carriage fees; Cablevision gives FCC 3 'simple market-based reforms' to consider

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> Calling current rates "a bargain," Time Warner CFO John Martin says the media conglomerate is ready to increase carriage fees for its Turner cable networks business. Story

> Cablevision Systems has suggested "three simple market-based reforms" that the FCC should consider when reforming retransmission consent. News release

> DirecTV has issued a telling no comment that talk regarding a new Dish Network merger--as suggested by Dish CEO Joe Clayton--"is nothing but speculation and not something we would comment on." Story

> EchoStar Corp., Dish Network's sister company, is helping out its sibling by launching a new satellite next year that will deliver more HD programming capabilities. Story

> Satellite is not really effective competition for cable, especially in the mountainous areas of Vermont, and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks the FCC should reexamine its rules. Story

And finally ... TiVo may shovel the $500 million worth of proceeds from its Dish Network patent infringement settlement into a share buyback. Story