While cable prices have risen 33% from ’05 to ’12 (well above the 15% in the Consumer Price Index), the FCC may want to think about less frequent reporting on cable industry prices and competition. So concludes a GAO report on the video marketplace released Tues. The report notes that the FCC failed to publish its cable industry price report 4 times (’04, ’06, ’07 and ’10) and hasn’t published its video competition report 4 times (’07, ’08, ’10 and ’11). Read on for why the FCC missed the reports and findings reported by the GAO regarding cable prices, increased competition and online video providers.

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MobiTV Layoffs

Last week, ahead of its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, MobiTV laid off an unspecified number of employees. The pink slips follow another round of layoffs over the summer. MobiTV confirmed the latest

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