Comcast's Roberts says merger is going 'full steam ahead'; 'no way' Ergen messes with Fox News, Murdoch says

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Despite an increasing amount of regulatory headwind that includes quite possibly more strident regulation of the Internet, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts told reporters in San Francisco Wednesday that the company's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is going "full steam ahead." Story

> Rupert Murdoch told 21st Century Fox investors Wednesday in New York that he met with Charlie Ergen and "there's no way he would challenge Fox News" by balking on carriage fees. Story

> Cisco reported a 1 percent rise in fiscal first-quarter revenue to $12.2 billion, but revenue from carriers dropped 10 percent. Story

> DreamWorks is in talks with Hasbro to merge into a family entertainment company. Separately, it's also talking to Hearst about turning its AwesomenessTV online video brand into a joint venture. Story

> Netflix has confirmed the rollout of original series The Crown, a period drama spanning from the reign of Elizabeth II to the post-war prime ministers. Story

> Dade County, Fla., police have recovered the 48-foot, multimillion-dollar production truck belonging to DirecTV and CBS NFL reporter Rich Eisen after it was stolen Wednesday in South Florida. Story

> The Robertson family, which is the focus of the A&E reality series Duck Dynasty, is working with Broadway producers on a Las Vegas stage show. Story

And finally … Kirkland, Wash.-based Wave Broadband is bringing fiber-based, 1 Gbps Internet service to Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. Story


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