Consumer Electronics Association reports flat global market; Cable One, Gray end retrans dispute

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> The FCC says it will vote on new net neutrality rules in late February. Story

> The Consumer Electronics Association reported narrow sales growth of 1 percent in 2014 to $1.024 billion. Story

> Cordillera TV stations in California, Colorado, Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Arizona and Montana went dark on DirecTV on Jan. 1 amid a stall in retrans negotiations. Story

> Cable One and Gray Television have ended a dispute that had resulted in two Fargo, N.D. stations being blacked out. Story

> According to Leichtman Research Group, 76 percent of U.S. homes now watch non-linear TV through DVR, Netflix or pay-TV VOD, up from 70 percent in 2014. Story

> Dish Network has reached a settlement agreement with the Colorado Attorney General over accusations of improper sales practices. Story

> Police have arrested a 22-year-old U.K. man in connection to the Christmas Day attacks on Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network. Story

And finally … Netflix has changed its VPN policy to make it harder for users to access its service outside of their home countries. Story

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