Thurs’ news had CBS announcing a new contract with Verizon months before its deal expired. And since Verizon FiOS goes head-to-head with TWC in NYC, L.A. and Dallas, TWC customers are drawing their own conclusions about the deal. Meanwhile, a memo from CBS boss Les Moonves provides some details and his thoughts on the agreement.

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Pointing to the Time Warner Cable-CBS stalemate, ACA renewed its call Thurs for the FCC to make broad changes to retrans consent rules.
 
QVC launched a 2nd channel, QVC Plus, and scored distribution deals with several ops.
 
For the 1st time, cable MSOs had more new Ethernet port installations than the incumbent carrier segment, Vertical Systems Group principal Rick Malone said. More on the company’s mid-’13 Ethernet service market share report here.

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