At Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s media conference yesterday, Cablevision said it hasn’t ruled out a price hike for 2012, and Time Warner Cable said it probably wouldn’t be in the L.A. RSN business if it had been charged more reasonable rates for important sports programming. Read what else the MSOs’ CFOs and CBS’ Les Moonves had to say.

More from the Sept. 13 issue of CableFAX Daily:
FCC commish Mignon Clyburn said complaints about rising sports programming fees are “worrisome.” More details in our NAMIC Notebook.

Jennifer Lopez was a surprise guest at Wed night’s Kaitz fundraising dinner. The cable connection? She’s part owner now of English-language Latino net nuvoTV. Lopez will be in front of and behind the camera.

DISH is the first distributor to sign on for Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze channel. Former Time Warner Cable and Scripps Nets exec Lynne Costantini is leading distribution efforts.

Columnist Steve Effros makes a call for more literacy efforts, including teaching people how to read and use a computer. 

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Lifetime announced “Gift of a Lifetime,” part of the net’s pro-social giveback initiative partnering with charities to identify five women and their families to receive the “gift of a lifetime”

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