Amazon launches 4K streaming; Paramount to sell titles through Xfinity On Demand store

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> The BBC America series Orphan Black, a recorded concert featuring the unlikely duo of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and a Sony Pictures collection of films including After Earth, American Hustle and Captain Phillips, headline the 4K programming now available for no-extra-charge streaming from Amazon Prime. Story

> The NCTA has begun running ads in USA Today, the Washington Post and other D.C.-centric publications, warning consumers about possible broadband bill increases associated with proposed Title II Internet regulation. Story

> Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus told an audience at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York Monday that his company is still more focused on "traditional competition" than over-the-top insurgents. Story

> Comcast will begin selling Paramount Pictures titles through its transactional Xfinity On Demand digital story. Press release

> Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis told a UBS conference audience Monday that his company's Universal Pictures unit has enjoyed its most profitable year ever. Story

> TNT's The Librarian enjoyed the best debut this year for a cable original series, averaging 5.4 million viewers. Story

And finally … The North Korean government has denied involvement in the hacking of Sony Pictures' IT network, but it praised the attackers for their work. Story

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