Cable nets bringing in the ad bucks; set-tops suck up energy

Cable industry news from across the Web:

@FierceCable RT AdWeek via @TedatACA: FCC finally makes some progress on media ownership rules, releasing five of nine studies it ordered. Story | Follow @FierceCable

> Cable is coming up a winner when it comes to selling advertising, according to media agency executives who stopped by The Cable Show. Story

> A report by the National Resources Defense Council and environmental consulting firm Ecos has concluded that set-top boxes are energy gluttons. Story

> With the political season about to rev up, politicians, especially on the local level, are looking at the value of cable TV spots. Story

And finally ... Rentrak is taking some of the first steps towards solving the whole VoD measurement brouhaha by updating its software. Story