Comcast got a little extra time Tues to comply with some aspects of the FCC Media Bureau’s Bloomberg neighborhood order, and the Bureau granted a stay for other aspects of the order pending review by the full Commission. Under the Bureau’s order, Comcast must move Bloomberg TV in 32 SD news neighborhoods by today. The MSO already placed Bloomberg in 126 SD news neighborhoods by July 1 as part of the order. To recap: in May, the Bureau partially granted Bloomberg’s complaint that its 24-hour business net was entitled to relief under an NBCU condition that requires Comcast to carry all independent news and business channels in a neighborhood if it places any such programming in a neighborhood of similar programming. Read more in today’s issue.

Also in the August 15 issue of CableFAX Daily:

DISH could lose Sinclair stations in 45 markets if the 2 don’t work out a new retrans consent pact by 12:01am Thurs.

TNT’s final ep of “The Closer” netted 9.1mln viewers Mon night, making it cable’s #1 series telecast for the summer-to-date.

NuvoTV has hit the 30mln sub mark, thanks partly to recent launches in Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis-St Paul and the DC area, as well as growth in distribution on Verizon, AT&T and DISH.

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ESPN Wins Gold in Beta Research’s Latest

ESPN emerged as the top must-have basic cable network in Beta Research ’s latest study, being given a four or five on a five-point scale by 40% of adults over the age of 18. Falling just behind in a

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