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May 19, 2014
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Proposed AT&T-DirecTV Merger

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to the proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"AT&T's proposed merger with DirecTV demands a hard look in an increasingly consolidated broadband and pay television marketplace. It is hard to see how decreasing competitors in the pay TV marketplace while increasing regulatory restraints on local TV stations truly benefits consumers."

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