Cox taps Cisco and Evolution for new DTAs; Philly man gets 3-6 years for scamming Comcast

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Cox Communications has chosen Cisco Systems and Evolution Digital to help supply the digital terminal adapters that will support its all-digital transformation. Story

> With both companies scheduled to shed light on their possible merger later this week in earnings calls, former Time Warner chief executive Jerry Levin says 21st Century Fox will not succeed in acquiring Time Warner. Story

> A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to three to six years in state prison for masterminding a scam in which stolen Comcast employee ID numbers were used to illegally obtain $2.4 million in discounts for Comcast subscriber services. Story

> While it has little interest in exploring a la carte distribution for HBO domestically, Time Warner is looking at overseas a la carte possibilities for the pay cable service. Story

> Tribune Co. said it has completed the spinoff of its publishing assets and will now be known as Tribune Media Co. Story

> Amazon announced a significant app expansion for its Fire TV OTT box, adding apps including Watch Disney Jr., Watch Disney Channel, MLB.TV and WWE Network. Press release

> Coming off a quarterly loss, the WWE has announced a 7 percent cut in its workforce. Story

> Former Yahoo media chief Ross Levinsohn has joined Scout Media as executive chairman. Story

And finally... News Corp. has closed a $416 million deal to acquire romance publisher Harlequin. Story

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