Comcast signs deal to let subs return STBs through UPS Stores; Sony stems Q3 loss

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> After anticipating a recovery in the "scatter" market from slow upfront TV ad sales in the spring, analysts say the third-quarter selling season is actually slower than expected. Story

> Turner Broadcasting is once again talking to former Fox Broadcasting chairman Rick Reilly about filling the chief executive role vacated months ago by Steve Koonin. Story

> Comcast has signed a deal with UPS to lets the cable company's subscribers return equipment for free through 4,400 UPS store locations. Story

> Cogeco Cable Inc. will become the first Canadian pay-TV service to integrate the Netflix app into its TiVo-supplied boxes. Story

> Hungarian government officials have cancelled a plan to tax Internet usage by traffic volume following massive protests. Story

> Sony Corp. reported a smaller-than-expected third-quarter loss following solid sales of its PlayStation 4 game console. The conglomerate still experienced widening overall losses of $1.2 billion. Story

> The NCTA says 50 million CableCARDS have been deployed by the nine largest MSOs since the FCC issued its integrated security ban in 2007. Story

> Kelly Kulchak has been named head of current programming for DreamWorks Animation's TV division. Story

> Redbox parent Outerwall reported a 78.4 percent drop in third-quarter revenue to $17.9 million. Story

And finally … E! Entertainment extended its overall deal with on-air personality Joel McHale through 2016. Story