Will cable benefit from U-Verse and FiOS’ weaker-than-expected 2Q video and HSD adds? We should know soon with Comcast kicking off MSO reporting season on Wed. ISI Group expects video net losses for the publicly trades MSOs to be 153K for the Q vs 162K 2Q11 (a 6% improvement), while data should be strong but decelerating at +254K vs +424K a year earlier.

More from the July 31 issue of CableFAX Daily:

Comcast officially requests a stay of an FCC decision upholding the ALJ’s ruling that the MSO discriminated against Tennis and now must distribute it on the same tiers as Comcast-owned Golf and NBCSports.

FX’s John Landgraf says TV writers should hold OTT providers like Netflix to the same ratings standards as linear nets and more from TCA.

NBC brings home ratings gold for the start of the Summer Olympics.

Political adverting and the impact of Super PAC money is discussed in Eye on Advertising.

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Fox Corp passed up on some big sports deals this year, but CEO Lachlan Murdoch seemed confident that was the right move at an investor conference Thursday. Murdoch said he was happy to let NBC take the US Open

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