Comcast brings Wi-Fi hotspots to Universal Studios Orlando; AT&T sticks U-verse subs with new fee

More cable industry news from around the Web:

> Already set to launch June 16 on DirecTV, conservative cable news channel Newsmax TV has signed a carriage deal with Dish Network, bringing its reach to 35 million satellite homes. Story.

> Comcast announced that it will partner with corporate sibling Universal Studios Orlando to put hundres of Wi-Fi hotspots in the Florida theme park. Press release.

> Premium cable channel Starz has renewed its carriage deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative. Story.

> AT&T has finalized a deals with the cities of Durham and Winston-Salem, N.C., to offer 1 Gbps broadband services. Story.

> AT&T U-verse subscribers say they've been told that they will soon be charged a new "Regulatory Video Cost Recovery Charge." Story.

> Margaret Loesch, founding president and CEO of The Hub Network, will step down at the end of the year. Story.

 And finally … Advertisers are pushing back on the price hikes they're paying the broadcast and cable networks at the ongoing upfront ad negotiations. Story.


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