Charter testing STB with downloadable security; Marvel drives Disney's 2Q profits

More cable industry news from across the Web:

> With an FCC waiver in place, Charter is testing a prototype set-top box that features downloadable security. Story

> Marvel is driving The Walt Disney Co.'s second-quarter profits, which jumped 22 percent year-over-year to $225 billion. Story

> Viacom missed estimates, recording earnings per share of $1.42 for the second quarter, with net earnings falling 5.1 percent year over year. Story

> Anvato is launching what it calls a "turnkey" multiscreen platform, Anvato Watch, targeting Tier 2 and 3 MVPDs. Story

> Yahoo has integrated comScore's audience verification service into its platforms. Story

> Former Arbitron CEO Sean Creamer has been named EVP and CFO of Madison Square Garden Co. Story

> Gannett is spinning off its TV and publishing assets into a separate, publicly traded company. Story

> Charter is increasing business broadband speeds in St. Louis, Mo., to upwards of 200 Mbps. Story

And finally … Not only does AOL still have Internet dial-up service subscribers, it's beating Wall Street earnings estimates this quarter. Story

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