Who said the upcoming Sony PlayStation 4 was just another gaming console? Reports that Sony has inked a tentative agreement with Viacom to stream cable channels, potentially over the PS4, has tongues wagging as the company reportedly pursues similar deals with Time Warner and Disney. A Sony rep comments and analysts weigh in.

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Another week, and still no deal between Time Warner Cable and CBS. The good news? Talks continue, reps from both sides said. Meanwhile, another legislator offers her take.
 
Comcast extended its employment agreement with NBCU pres Steve Burke through Aug 31, ’18 and increased his base salary.
 
As Google works to get its 1st Google Fiber subs hooked up before the end of the year, it’s also working to upgrade the existing fiber network in Provo, UT.

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New Street Research is downgrading Altice USA to “Neutral” after a warning from CEO Dexter Goei that the provider would lose subs in 3Q21. “The stock is too cheap, even with 12-18 months pause in share

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