Watch out MVPDs, Xbox might be eyeing a slice of the TV pie. As great as the gaming capabilities of Microsoft’s new entertainment console “Xbox One” are, the device screams TV—especially live TV. That appears to be the underlying message from the Xbox reveal, a 1-hour demo aired on Spike and online Tues. At the demo, the company’s interactive entertainment execs put heavy emphasis on capabilities like direct access to live TV using voice commands and displaying multiple programs on-screen. Read on for more details on the Xbox’s features and partnerships.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily.

As rescue workers continued to dig through the rubble left in the wake of Mon’s catastrophic tornado in OK, a Cox rep told us late Tues that all of the MSO’s employees were accounted for and safe. Here is how Cox is helping its employees and how the company is improving services.

Even the most-expensive cable network has pains, evidenced by Mon’s news that a few hundred positions were being eliminated at ESPN. More details here.

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FCC Renews Consumer Advisory Committee

FCC chmn Ajit Pai renewed the charter of its Consumer Advisory Committee for an 11th two-year term, selecting 29 members for the group. American Consumer Institute

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