Cable’s finding SXSW hard to resist, with several cable nets participating this year for the 1st time when it kicks off today. Here’s how Nat Geo, Time Warner Cable, MTV and others will be spending the fest.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:

A redacted version of Cablevision’s antitrust complaint against Viacom was finally made public Thurs, and it claims the programmer tried to extract a 10-figure “penalty” for carrying just its most popular nets. More on the story here.
Outdoor Channel’s board determined Kroenke Sports & Ent’s all-cash offer of $8.75/share is superior to its Nov merger agreement with Sportsman Channel parent InterMedia. Here’s how the deal is likely to progress.
Turner has signed 1 of the first of many renewals to come, announcing a multi-year distribution pact Thurs with NCTC.

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