At an investor conference Friday, Comcast-NBCU’s Brian Roberts was hesitant on whether or not the company will make money on the Olympics this year, noting that the goal of renewing the Games was to add more cable distribution and charging advertisers for it “over time.” Roberts and DirecTV’s Mike White talk more about sports programming costs and retrans, 2 hot button issues at the conference.
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* As predicted, Louisville’s Fox and My Network TV affils went dark on Time Warner Cable Fri.
* Cisco is suing TiVo, asking a court in San Jose to void the DVR maker’s patents or declare that Cisco isn’t infringing on them.
* Univision picked up more carriage for new networks Deportes, tlnovelas and FOROtv, signing a multiyear deal with Verizon.

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