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.