Dish's Clayton cashes in $1.76M worth of stock options; Liberty Interactive moves to spin off QVC

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Liberty Interactive moved toward spinning off its QVC channel and e-commerce assets into a new business called Liberty Ventures. Press release

> Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton banked $1.76 million in cash by exercising 50,000 shares of company stock options, according to SEC documents released Friday. SEC filing

> While Netflix usage is spiking overall, viewing of the SVOD service is actually declining on videogame consoles, according to new research published by Parks Associates. Study

> A new report published by Strategy Analytics finds that there are more than half a billion streaming devices in homes around the world. Study

> Zenith Media has become the first national ad agency to select Rentrak as its provider of local TV audience data. Story

> Google has expanded its free Wi-Fi initiative to include 30 San Francisco parks. Story

And finally …  The FCC has fined Marriott for jamming the Wi-Fi access of its guests in an effort to coerce them onto pricey hotel Wi-Fi. Story