August 27, 2013
That Other Dispute - Viacom Dismisses CVC Claims as Bundles Draw Criticism
While Time Warner Cable and CBS’ retrans dispute continues to burn, there is another programming showdown percolating. It has been relatively quiet since Cablevision filed its antitrust lawsuit against Viacom in Feb, claiming it essentially forced it to carry a suite of nets by imposing a financial penalty if the MSO licensed only the core nets of Nick, MTV, BET and Comedy Central. But the litigation is still active, with Viacom on Fri filing a motion to dismiss Cablevision’s amended complaint submitted to the court in July. Here’s more about the complaint and Cablevision’s response.
Huge bump (and grind) for MTV’s VMAs Sun, which increased 66% YOY to 10.1mln total viewers. That's 2mln fewer than Duck Dynasty.
After launching WiFi in VA and CT markets, Cox expanded the WiFi offering for subs with Preferred, Premiere or Ultimate High Speed Internet service to its entire footprint.
AT&T upgraded its U-Verse broadband services following initial deployments in CA and NV.