Discovery falls short on Q3 revenue amid slow ad market; China cracks down on U.S. TV shows

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Discovery Communications missed analysts' revenue forecast in the third quarter, reporting a 14 percent year-over-year increase to $1.57 million. Analysts had been expecting a $1.59 million figure and attribute the shortfall to the slow ad market. Story

> Sprint reported a wider loss and slightly less revenue than analysts expected for the third quarter, and the carrier plans to cut another 2,000 jobs. Story

> Warner Bros. will start on Tuesday the elimination of 10 percent of its 8,000-member work force across film and television. Story

> Disney has teamed with Google to allow movies purchased in iTunes to be viewed on Android devices. Story

> Chinese Internet companies that distribute foreign TV shows will be required to submit the entire season with subtitles to local authorities for approval starting in 2015. Story

> Kent Rees has been tapped to replace Evan Shapiro as president and general manager of cable network Pivot. Story

> Cruiseline company Carnival Corp. says it will offer long-range, wireless broadband service on all of its 101 ships. Story

And finally … Comcast said connectivity issues between its X1 set-tops and data centers caused temporary service interruptions over the weekend affecting a portion of the MSO's subscribers. Story


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