There was plenty of news coming out of CES even prior to its Tuesday launch. And yes, some of it is about 4K. Among them: Comcast announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics to deliver 4K content to Samsung Ultra HD televisions, the MSO is currently working with programmers, including NBCU, to provide choices for the Xfinity TV 4K app and Cisco expanded its Videoscape TV platform into the cloud. More on this plus comments on a la carte from a Digital Hollywood panel.

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Cablevision is asking the FCC to deny Meredith Broadcasting’s application for a broadcast license transfer following a retrans impasse that has some of its CT subs without WFSB.
 
Remember back in May when ESPN made headlines after the WSJ reported it had talked with a major wireless carrier to subsidize wireless connectivity on behalf of its users? Enter AT&T’s Sponsored Data program.
 
DISH used CES to announce that it has developed a “Virtual Joey” software app that delivers the Hopper HD DVR service on ’13 and ’14 LG Smart TVs.

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