CableONE pulls plug on Oklahoma ABC affiliate; Rotherman named CMO at Freewheel

More cable news from around the Web.

> Cable One in Miami, Okla., has cut off Sinclair Broadcasting-owned ABC affiliate Tulsa television news Channel 8 KTUL. Story.

> Topeka's WIBW-TV and Cox Cable still can't reach a carriage agreement, leading to speculation the cable provider could pull the station at midnight Jan. 7. Story.

> On a more positive viewing note, a last minute deal between Mediacom and several local stations means that CBS and NBC affiliates in Panama City, Fla., along with CW and My 7 Network will remain in the local cable lineup. Story.

> DirecTV is getting a new USB-powered Ethernet to coax adapter, vendors Entropic and Wistron NeWeb announced. Press release.

> Jack Rotherman has been named chief marketing officer of Comcast subsidiary FreeWheel. Story.

> The box-free ride is going to end Jan. 20 when Time Warner Cable starts requiring Killeen, Kan., subscribers to get a digital box or lose their service. Story.

> Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has promoted David Decker to executive vice president of cable and SVOD sales, succeeding the retiring Tom Cerio. Story.

Telecom News

> AT&T continues to see its bet on its ongoing network migration from TDM to IP bear fruit, particularly on the enterprise market, according to a top company executive. Full article.

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US ended the year with a bang, adding 2.1 million total net wireless customers in the fourth quarter, capping a strong year of growth for the carrier. T-Mobile CEO John Legere has pledged to pass Sprint in subscribers to become the nation's No. 3 carrier largest carrier by subscribers in 2015. Full article.

And finally ... Serbian cable TV operator KDS has become part of the Balkans' regional DTH and cable TV operator United Group. Story.

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