FCC close to setting CableCARD successor committee; Moody's ups Mediacom's credit rating

More cable news from around the Web:

> Moody's has upgraded Mediacom Communications' credit rating to Ba3 from B1, noting that the MSO has improved its leverage ratio significantly since going private in 2011. Investor note

> Comcast has named Wendy Liu to the newly created position of VP of customer service for the company's Greater Chicago Region. Story

> The FCC is close to finalizing its list of companies and groups that will oversee the development of a downloadable security scheme that will replace the CableCARD. Story

> The Vudu Spark, a $25 HDMI streaming stick, is now available in 2,400 Wal-Mart stores. Story

> Hargray cable subscribers in South Carolina have been hit with a $2.86 surcharge the cable company says is directly related to increased broadcast retransmission fees. Story

And finally ... Comcast international programming arm Universal Networks Intl. will stop operating pay-TV channels in Russia. Story

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