Charter got its wish, with the FCC Media Bureau granting its request for a 2-year waiver of the set-top integration ban. And the MSO sure seemed happy. “By granting the waiver, the FCC has helped expedite Charter’s ability to deliver a next-generation, all-digital network,” the company said. More on the waiver and it’s conditions.

More top stories from today’s CableFAX Daily:

Former NCTC head Jeff Abbas was named pres of Toledo, OH-based Buckeye Cablevision, effective May 13. Here is the motivation for the hire.
Sports Talk: An exec leaves Pac-12 Ent and Suddenlink makes a claim about Comcast’s CSN Houston.
Viacom once again struck out in the courts, with a federal judge in Manhattan rejecting Viacom’s damages claims over Google’s alleged unauthorized posting of clips from its programming uploaded by users on YouTube. Here is the judge’s reasoning—and Viacom’s next steps.

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CTA’s Shapiro Cautions Against Quick Antitrust Action

Consumer Technology Association president/CEO Gary Shapiro has some concerns about a package of antitrust bills being discussed on the Hill these days.

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