DirecTV and Dish target conservatives; Frontier ranks third worst in employee satisfaction

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> D2 Media Sales, the joint venture between DirecTV and Dish Network that sells addressable advertising, has signed a deal with i360, providing it with a database to target campaigns for conservative candidates. Story

> Frontier Communications ranked third worst in a survey of employee satisfaction conducted by Yahoo's 24/7 Wall St. blog. Post

>> RBC Capital's David Banks says it takes an entire week's of advertising on the entire YouTube platform to equal the revenue performance generated by a single first-run airing of the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory. Story

> A crowd of around 18,000 YouTube video makers, and YouTube video fans, is expected to convene at VidCon at Southern California's Anaheim Convention Center, starting Thursday. Story

> NBCUniversal tallied $6 billion in upfront advertising sales across all of its broadcast and cable properties. Story

And finally... Network World columnist Paul McNamara says his Verizon FiOS service has gone down twice in the last five years because of ants chewing into fiber-optic cables. Verizon technicians say the ants are attracted to the citrus-based chemicals used to clean the cables. Story