FCC delays Tennis Channel-Comcast hearing; Congress to get to the bottom of spectrum hoarding

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Tennis may be a fast moving game but the FCC is not a fast moving agency; thus it's no surprise it's pushed back its hearing four weeks on Tennis Channel's complaint against Comcast. Story.

> Surely this will answer all those spectrum hoarding questions. The House Communications subcommittee will hold a hearing about it in April. Story.

> In a surprise move, North Carolina lawmakers have agreed to hear what the public thinks about plans to stop cities from building broadband networks. What's next, keeping campaign pledges? Story.

> News Corp. shareholders are apparently unhappy about the company's decision to buy Shine Group, a television production company owned by CEO Rupert Murdoch's daughter. Story.

> Would it be crass to point out that states are aggressively trying to slice pay and benefits for teachers and state workers at the same time DirecTV CEO Michael White reported annual compensation of $32.9 million? Story.

And finally ... Cox Communications its own iPad, iPhone and Android app, so far without the streaming video element that's creating turmoil for Time Warner Cable. News release.

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