With Black Friday usurping Thanksgiving at many stores, what hot items will cause bargain shoppers to camp out overnight and possibly miss turkey with the families? Tablets and game consoles, with the release this month of the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Both ranked high in CEA’s annual holiday forecast. Here’s a look at some special offers from MVPDs for the holidays.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic inked a deal with the Washington Times. More details here.
Time Warner Cable upgraded its WiFi Finder app, which includes a “request a hotspot” feature.
BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield believes it’s only a matter of time until Google or another large technology company acquires “a meaningful package of sports rights.” More details here.

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FCC Chair Tees Up Apartment Broadband Competition Item

Cable has to contend with FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel circulating a proposal that would prevent providers from entering into exclusive revenue sharing agreements with building owners as part of changes aimed at bringing competition to MTEs.

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