Up Ahead. CableFAX takes a look at what speed bumps Time Warner Cable might face as it integrates Insight.
TV Everywhere. On the heels of Fox’s decision to make its content available for web viewing eight days after a show’s original air date, ABC looks to be following in its footsteps. Subscriber authentication is in the works, according to Disney’s Bob Iger’s remarks during Disney’s earnings call.
Content King? Amazon.com’s Instant Video service now offers more than 100,000 TV shows and movies and its Prime service has 9,000 choices available for live streaming, said the Hollywood Reporter. Part of the uptake in content came from a deal with CBS announced in July, which made full seasons of 18 of the broadcaster’s shows available for Prime subs. When the deal was announced, the number was 90,000 movies and TV shows, so there’s a slight increase there.
The Scandal That Won’t Die. Former News of the World reporter James Desborough has been arrested for suspicion of phone hacking. The Los Angeles-based Hollywood reporter is the first journalist to arrested on U.S. soil.
Pay Up, YouTube. Thanks to the resolution of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed in 2007 against YouTube by the National Music Publishers’ Association, the association’s members (around 2,500) are now entitled to royalties when they’re songs are posted on the site. Release here:
People News. Jose Cancela is the new president and gm of KVEA TV in Los Angeles, owned by NBCUniversal’s Telemundo. Cancela worked for the network previously, as president and COO of the Telemundo Station Group from 1992-1998.