Fri’s news that Time Warner Cable and NFL Net had finally reached a deal brought back oh, so many memories. First reported by Bloomberg, the multi-year deal literally came together Fri morning, but had been in the making for months. TWC and Bright House are slated to launch NFL Net on digital basic and RedZone on a sports tier beginning Sun, so the decade-long journey to carriage is finally over. But oh, what a trip. CableFAX Daily recounts the journey’s fumbles and false starts.
 
DirecTV has checked out wireless broadband offerings, and doesn’t find them compelling, CEO Mike White said at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia Conference Fri. More on White’s opinions about various technologies.
 
Half a year after the FCC moved to block LightSquared’s proposal to offer LTE services nationwide, lawmakers questioned the agency’s handling of the matter again—on Fri during a House Oversight and Investigations subcmte hearing.
 
To promote Cablevision’s OMGFAST broadband service, the MSO tapped NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath and his daughter Jessica Namath to star in a 60-sec commercial.

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Networks are getting ready for Halloween, announcing a slew of programming for October. LMN debuted a fall slate of programming featuring 13 new movies, premiering during the net’s second annual

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