Dauman stock dump piques interest about Viacom's future; Comcast pours foundation on new skyscraper

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Cox Communications continued its rollout of home security and automation services with deployment into Baton Rouge, La., last week. Story

> Comcast continues to experience billing problems in Philadelphia and New Jersey after migrating its billing system to a new platform. Story

> Analysts are pondering the future of Viacom after CEO Philippe Dauman dumped $140 million worth of company stock, netting $87 million in proceeds, just before Thanksgiving. Story

> The FCC has approved the sale of Journal Communications television and radio station licenses to Scripps. Story

> The FCC has also approved the merger of Media General and LIN Media, along with the associated sales of stations to Hearst, Meredith and Sinclair. Story

And finally … Builders have begun pouring foundation on Comcast's Innovation and Technology Center, a 1,121-foot skyscraper going up in Philadelphia. Story

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