ESPN wants college athlete compensation suits tossed; CBS re-ups Les Moonves to 2019

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> The Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA) reports that average salary budgets grew 3 percent across the industry in 2014. Story

> The Motion Picture Association of America is making a renewed push to make ISPs filter out sites that infringe on entertainment companies. Story

> CBS Corp. extended the contract of CEO Les Moonves until June 30, 2019. Story

> Horse-racing themed network HRTV has reached a long-term carriage agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative. Story

> ESPN is joining CBS, NBC and a number of other companies involved in sports media in trying to get a federal court to toss out a claim made by college athletes seeking compensation for their performances. Story

> Windstream Holdings announced that Tony Thomas will replace the resigning Jeff Gardner as CEO. Story

And finally …  CenturyLink continued a recent buying spree by acquiring Cognilytics, a provider of advanced predictive analytics and big data solutions for mid-sized and large enterprises. 

Suggested Articles

YouTube TV’s price hike gives cable operators breathing room to run the next big TV race, which will be fought and won on the TV UX battleground.

Charter Communications said it will add five “Latino targeted TV networks” to its Spectrum TV lineup.

Among pay TV subscribers and broadband-only subscribers, YouTube and Netflix were among the favorite services featured in makeshift video bundles.