DirecTV CEO gets $33 million pay package; Tacoda ready to offer targeted TV ads

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) is doing so well these days that Michael White, having just completed his first year as CEO, got a pay package worth $33 million. Story.

> Tacoda founder Dave Morgan is following his dream of delivering interactive, targeted ads to television viewers. Story.

> Monday tech wakeup: Finistar says its EPON Stick is available as the first Multi-Source Agreement Small Form Factor Pluggable ONU that interoperates with other EPON equipment based on CableLabs' DOCSIS Provision of EPON specifications. News release.

> Great Lakes Data Systems (GLDS) has converted four Canadian operators--FCNQ, Seaview Communications, South Island Cable and Switch, Inc.--to its WinCable management and billing system. News release.

And finally ... Midcontinent Communications has reportedly deployed Harmonic's Narrowcast Service Gateway for DOCSIS 3.0-based services. News release.