Cisco, Liberty execs headline SCTE Cable-Tec Expo; Comcast Business now in 33 Supercuts locations

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Cisco Systems' Rob Lloyd and Liberty Global's Mike Fries will headline speakers for the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, Sept. 22-25. Press release

> Sinclair has struck a two-year broadcast retransmission deal with Buckeye Cable of Toledo, ending a months-long carriage dispute. Story

> Charter Communications made French language entertainment channel TV5Monde USA HD available to subscribers in Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Texas, and Reno, Nev. Press release

> Comcast Business says that haircut chain Supercuts is using its business internet, Wi-Fi, voice and TV services across 33 franchise locations in southern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Press release

> The percentage of Americans who would choose to list one of the Big Four broadcast networks among a "must keep" bundle of three channels shot up three points to 75 percent in a recent survey conducted by Toronto's Solutions Research Group. Report

> Lionsgate has entered a Chinese content streaming deal with Alibaba. Story

>Discovery Networks has hired Dominic Coles as CFO and CFO of Discovery Networks Western Europe. Story

> Hearst has launched a $9.95-a-month subscription streaming channel focused on women's fitness, CosmoBody. Story

> Amazon Instant Video is planning a Netflix-style launch of their new series Transparent, making all episodes available at once for binge-viewing. Story

> The White House formally opposed a House appropriations bill that would cut the FCC's budget. Story

And finally...   A new study by ad giant Omnicom suggests that two-thirds of regular TV viewers binge-watch video. Story

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