Cablevision's Siebert says OTT is a non-issue; U.S. pay TV homes will soon hit 108M

More cable industry news from around the Web:

> Cablevision Systems vice chairman and chief financial officer Gregg Siebert told attendees at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Global Telecom & Media Conference in London Tuesday that OTT services offered by Dish Network and other pay TV rivals aren't a big concern. Story.

> The number of pay TV homes in the U.S. will grow to 108 million by 2018, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Global Entertainment and Media Outlook report, released Tuesday. Cable operators, however, will continue to lose subscribers to satellite and telco services, it also says. Story.

> Electronic sell-through movie sales spiked 68 percent in the first quarter of 2014, the NPD Group reports. Story

> CBS chief operating officer confirmed that his company's upfront advertising deal with agency GroupM will employ C7 audience measurements from Nielsen as a key metric. Story.

> After securing carriage on Time Warner Cable, premium channel Epix has now rolled out on Brighthouse. Story.

And finally … Netflix has begun calling out the congestion issues of specific ISPs to customers in the form of error messages when their streams require buffering. Story.

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