Comcast owes $1M in franchise fees to Brookhaven; Meredith on the hunt for more station acquisitions

More cable news from across the Web:

> Shomi, the SVOD service launched by Canadian cable operators Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, has expanded its access to Sony's PlayStation 4. Multichannel News story

> Indonesian state-owned telecom PT Telekomunikasi has blocked access to Netflix. CED Magazine story

> Over 60 percent of broadband households in the U.S. use an OTT service, according to Parks and Associates. Press release

> Rebuffed in its attempt to acquire Media General, Meredith Corp. is reportedly hunting for other TV stations to acquire. TV News Check story

> The City of Brookhaven, Conn., is trying to collect $1 million in unpaid franchise fees from Comcast. Brookhaven Post

Telecom News

> Verizon is giving FiOS customers the option to purchase a triple play bundle with 100 Mbps symmetrical speeds for $69 a month, reflecting its recognition that consumers want higher speeds as it winds down its FTTH rollout. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon is hoping to boost sales to SMBs by enabling them to take advantage of the same installment plan for phones the carrier offers to consumers. Article

And finally… James Murdoch will return as chairman of European pay-TV operator Sky four years after stepping down amid the News of the World hacking scandal. Variety story

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