More cable news from around the Web.
> The major broadcast networks have asked a Manhattan federal court to enjoin streaming service Aereo's attempt to reconstitute its service under a Sec. 111 blanket copyright license. Filing (PDF)
> CBS is seeking advertising rates of more than $500,000 for a 30-second spot running during its Thursday Night Football broadcasts this fall, even though the games will be simulcast on pay-TV via the NFL Network. Story
> U.K. pay-TV operator BSkyB has pledged to fill at least 20 percent of the leading roles in its new programs with ethnic/non-Caucasian cast members. Story
> Alaska-based MSO General Communication will add Sportsman Channel HD to its Digital Variety bundle starting Aug. 14. Story
> The Weather Channel has hired former CNN executive Nora Zimmett as senior VP of live programming. Story
> Cincinnati Bell is the latest broadband provider to respond to a possible Google Fiber threat. It plans to debut its own 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service in September. Story
And finally … The National Association of Broadcasters has sued the Federal Communications Commission, arguing that the FCC's plan to auction of airwaves next year will harm the business of TV stations. Story