Comcast's Visible World courting big advertisers; Dance Network announces SVOD service

More cable news from across the Web:

> Although Disney declined to invest in DraftKings, DraftKings has committed to spending $250 million in advertising on ESPN during the next two years. Re/code article

> Dance Network, a subscription-based streaming-video service, will launch in the fall with a handful of pricing tiers, including a $4.99-a-month option for a year of service. Variety article

> Larry Satkowiak will retire from the Cable Center at the end of this year. Multichannel News article

> ZCorum said its new return path analysis tool now supports Arris' DOCSIS 3.0-based Arris C4 cable modem termination system (CMTS). Multichannel News article

> The TV industry could net $4.4 billion from the upcoming U.S. presidential election cycle. Multichannel News article

> According to the Standard Media Index, broadcast ad spending fell by 16 percent in June when compared with the same month last year. Media Life Magazine article

> Comcast's Visible World is now courting big advertisers. Variety article

> The NFL's revenue increased 21 percent last year over the prior year. New York Post article

> The U.S. Department of Agriculture will put $85.8 million toward improving rural Internet connectivity. DSLreports article

Mobile Developer News

> Indie mobile app developers should consider app constellations. Editor's Corner

> App developers need to consider idea generation, feature selection and monetization when developing apps for businesses. Feature

Telecom News

> BT CEO Gavin Patterson says that if Ofcom, the UK's telecom regulator, forces it to sell off its wholesale Openreach division, BT would respond by halting new network investments and launching a number of legal challenges against the regulator. Article

> Verizon has introduced a new 100 Mbps symmetrical speed tier for its FiOS Quantum service in New York Metro area, a move to lure broadband consumers away from Time Warner Cable and Cablevision where it has built out its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) platform. Article

Wireless News

> According to a new report, Qualcomm is planning major job cuts. Article

And finally… Cablevision has been sued for turning routers into public hotspots. Article

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