10 share secure premium content in CableLabs interop; Optimum Business launches savings calculator

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Ten cable industry suppliers strutted their stuff during a CableLabs'-sponsored home networking interoperability event designed to demonstrate shared premium cable content over home networks. News release

> Cablevision Systems' Optimum Business has developed a savings calculator to demonstrate the value of the cable company's commercial service to small-medium business customers. News release.

> BP, which drilled through Time Warner Cable and Comcast on its way to the bottom, edged out Bank of America to become the Consumerist's Worst Company in America. News release.

> Warner Bros. studio made more than $4 billion for worldwide TV licensing in 2010, 80 percent of which came from HBO, Turner, ABC Family and NBCU cable channels. Story.

> Here's a spectrum thought: Juniper Research believes that 63 percent of traffic generated by smartphones, tablets and feature phones will transfer onto fixed networks via WiFi and femtocells by 2015. News release.

> Brick and mortar lives. Dish Network has agreed to take on the leases for more than 500 Blockbuster video stores. Story.

> Somewhere in the Comcast tower in Philadelphia, or at 30 Rock in New York, people are chuckling over the fact that Google Vice President of Access Services Milo Medin told Congress that the FCC moves too slowly. Story.

And finally ... Allan Singer has abandoned Oprah--or at least the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)--to become vice president of programming for Charter Communications. Story.

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