Congress may be out for Thanksgiving break, but there are still a few things happening in DC that cable should keep an eye on before carving the turkey. For instance, the FCC Media Bureau has received a request from a Stanford academic on cable TV price survey data from Ali Yurukoglu, who is studying the effect of vertical integration of cable and satellite networks with content, with a focus on RSNs. Read on for more to watch including a Hurricane Sandy hearing, video descriptions and Internet regulation.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:

Start-up Viggle agreed to buy GetGlue for $25mln in cash plus stocks worth around $59mln.

ESPN and Microsoft officially launched WatchESPN on Xbox.

TV viewing went up on Oct 29 when Hurricane Sandy hit, according to Rentrak, which gathered TV viewership data from around 90K homes in the NY market.

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Senate Moves One Step Closer to Big Tech Regulation

Competition in Big Tech and beyond took center stage in Washington Thursday with Senate Judiciary voting 16-6 to advance the American Innovation and Choice Online Act to the full Senate.

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