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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

DirecTV

(DTV)

and

Rogers Communications

(RCI) - Get Rogers Communications Inc. Class B Report

reached 52-week highs today.

Shares of DirecTV have been on the rise leading up to the start of the NFL season last Thursday, driven by the company's introduction of its NFL Sunday Ticket service to nonsubscribers for $350. Shares climbed to a high of $40.86 today.

DirecTV shares are currently up around .7% to just below $40.70.

Rogers Communications, a Canadian communications and media company, reached its 52-week high of $37.13 today after the BMO Capital Markets media and telecom conference call. On the call Rogers gave investors confidence that it can compete with its rival, Canada's major telecom provider

Telus

(TU) - Get TELUS Corporation Report

.

Rogers manages 53 radio stations, several television stations and a few magazines in Canada, making it strong competition for with Telus, as well as other media companies.

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Rogers shares are up about 7.35% to just below $36.70.

Meanwhile,

Comcast

(CMCSA) - Get Comcast Corporation Class A Report

shares plunged today following reports that its major rival

Time Warner Cable

(TWC)

may enter into an agreement with cable operator

Cox Communications

.

The deal would likely expand Time Warner to cover more geographic locations, putting it in a better position to compete with Comcast.

Comcast shares are down more than 3% to around $17.85 today.

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