Fox Soccer made the switch to FXX on Mon, with the entertainment channel launching in 72mln HHs through deals with all the major distributors. Aimed at a younger crowd than flagship FX (18-34s), FXX’s foundation is comedies, movies and acquired series, though there are plans to expand to dramas. Ahead of opening day, we grabbed Eric Schrier, who along with Nick Grad serves as FX Nets pres of original programming, for a quick chat.

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All’s quiet in Sioux City, with Cable One and Quincy Newspapers reaching a new retransmission agreement Fri that keeps KTIV’s NBC and CW stations on the cable system.
 
ESPN, Twitter and Verizon Wireless teamed up for college football season and Time Warner Cable hosts a “Boardwalk Empire” giveaway.
 
Showtime, A&E and The Hub share programming announcements.
 
 

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Maine’s attempt to force cable operators to make video channels (and individual programs) available to consumers on an a la carte basis received another blow. On Wednesday, the US Court Appeals of the First

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