Arris to add streaming service Portico to OTT set-top platform; Sony Pictures goes on offense with hackers

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Liberty Global has partnered with Searchlight Capital Partners to buy Puerto Rico Cable Acquisition Co. (aka Choice Cable TV) for about $272.5 million. Story

> Les Moonves told a UBS media conference audience that CBS Corp. would consider selling some of its spectrum at an incentive auction, given the speculative pricing of some stations. Story

> Attempting to bring web-style ad tech to television, SpotXchange has hired Randy Cooke as VP of programmatic TV. Story

> After suffering days of unrelenting attack by an identified hacking group, Sony Pictures has gone on the offense, coordinating its own denial-of-service attacks targeting clandestine websites in Asia that are peddling the studio's stolen information. Story

> Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos said "hundreds of thousands" of YouTube users have paid $15 for a feature-length video called Camp Takota. Story

> Arris will add Net2TV Corp's ad-supported streaming service Portico TV to its OTT set-top platform starting in early 2015. Story

And finally … New cable customers asking only for Internet service are outpacing those asking only for TV, according to a new survey conducted by tech company Marchex. Story

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