A 33% leap in 1Q cable ad sales spurred double-digit revenue gains at Viacom’s [VIA] cable division (up 21% to $1.4bln). Pres/COO Mel Karmazin said, "Programming investments are clearly paying off," with MTV leading the pack with a 35% spike in ad sales, followed by BET (16%) and Comedy Central (9%). – – BellSouth added a record 156K net DSL customers in 1Q, outstripping its previous high of 126K in 4Q ’03.

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Charter Offers Senior Unsecured Notes

Charter ’s subsidiaries CCO Holdings, LLC and CCO Holdings Capital Corp. intend to offer senior unsecured notes, the company announced Monday. No pricing

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