Viacom asked a federal court Wed to dismiss Cablevision’s antitrust lawsuit, which claims the programmer illegally tied lesser-watched nets to “must-have” channels such as Nick and MTV. In its court filing, Viacom said the lawsuit came just months “after being successful in having had dismissed a lawsuit challenging that same conduct by it and others brought by consumers of cable and satellite distributors.” More on Viacom’s legal response as well as Cablevision’s take.

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New products are coming from Verizon Wireless and its cable partners, potentially in the “very important” 4Q, Verizon Wireless head Dan Mead said during the Jefferies Global Telecom and Media Conference Wed.

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