DirecTV Lobbying

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The DirecTV Group Inc. spent $430,000 in the fourth quarter lobbying on issues relating to sports programming, such as access, pricing and exclusive deals, according to a recent disclosure form.

The nation's largest satellite TV company has touted its high-definition sports packages as a key advantage over its competitors.
Almost a half mill! And what for???

DirecTV last month extended its deal with the NFL for Sunday afternoon games through 2014. The agreement is worth $4 billion. The NFL Sunday Ticket is a premium sports programming package of out-of-market games.
DirecTV spent $430K lobbying government in 4Q - Forbes.com
 

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