More parties weighed in on the Verizon/cable spectrum deal as the FCC and DOJ continued their reviews. The FCC’s informal deadline is Aug 21, and so far things remain on track, according to Verizon Wireless. CWA released aTV ad Sun on CBS’ “Face the Nation” highlighting the pitfalls of the deal and asking consumers to voice their opposition at the FCC. Read more in today’s issue.  
 
Also in the August 13 issue of CableFAX Daily:

Suddenlink is committed to launching Pac-12 but is still working out distribution details, according to Pac-12 Ent pres Gary Stevenson.

The FCC denied Comcast’s petition for a stay of its ruling that the MSO must position Tennis on the same tier as Golf and NBC Sports Net by about Sept 7. The MSO is hoping the courts intervene.

Lifetime picked up new reality-competition series “Supermarket Superstars.” Hosted by Stacy Keibler, the 10-ep series will feature aspiring food product inventors pitching ideas to an expert panel.

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