The brief reprieve is over, with Time Warner Cable and CBS trading jabs over a contract that is set to expire on July 24 at 5pm ET. The broadcaster has an ad campaign aimed at the MSO, with customers in NY, L.A. and Dallas in danger of losing the O&O stations next week. Here’s what both sides have to say about the dispute.

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Partially thanks to solid FiOS performance, Verizon’s 2Q profit climbed 23% YOY to $2.25bln. More on the company’s earnings here.
 
Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia defends the online streaming company’s position on retrans an interview that will air on C-SPAN’s “Communicators” this week.
 
The Primetime Emmy noms are out. Netflix scored lots of love, but others were snubbed.

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Early Signs Positive for Emergency Broadband Benefit Uptake

The FCC’s $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program kicked off with a bang Wednesday, and some 825 providers sat ready to answer consumer questions and get folks signed up for subsidies. Thus far, all has gone to plan and consumer interest is coming in either consistent with or in excess of providers’ early predictions.

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