Former FX, GSN and NBC Uni pr hand Steve Webster was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to pay $22,607 in restitution after pleading no contest to charges he illegally wiretapped weekly staff meetings at FX for more than 2 1/2 years after he left the company. LA County Court Judge Norman Shapiro handed down the sentence Tues. Webster faced up to 3 years in prison for his eavesdropping, which was allegedly used as a means to disseminate sensitive information about his former network and boss, FX pres/CEO Peter Liguori. VOD: Cablevision boosted its VOD slate, adding 30 hours of here! TV to its roster for a fee of $6.95/month. It’s the MSO’s 8th on-demand play, joining HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Anime Net, Disney Channel, IFC and Playboy Channel out in the wilds of Lawn Guyland. — Sundance Channel will provide encore presentations of its "Festival Dailies" show for TVN’s VOD platform exclusively via TVN’s TVNow rapid turnaround service (Jan 25-Mar 1). The show is Sundance’s coverage of the ’05 Sundance Film Festival; Jay Mohr hosts. It runs on Sundance Jan 24-28, 9pm, Jan 29, 9pm.

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Folks got a first look at what a future with 10G could look like last week at Mediacom’s 10G Smart Home in Ames, Iowa.

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