FCC pushes incentive auction to 2016; Amazon launches Fire TV Stick

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> The FCC decided to delay the start of the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction from mid-2015 to early 2016. Story

> Amazon says its Fire TV platform, which launched in April, now has 600 apps and games programmed for it. Story

> Amazon is now competing head-to-head with Google Chromecast and Roku with the introduction of the $39 Fire TV stick. Story

> TLC has cancelled hit reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after reports surfaced that the title star's mother was involved with a former boyfriend convicted of child molestation. Story

> South Carolina-based Hargray Communications has acquired Reidsville, Ga.-based Kennedy Cablevision. Press release

> Ohio's Buckeye CableSystem is converting its operations to all-digital. Story

And finally … Rogers Communications has reportedly acquired Hamilton, Ontario's last independent cable provider, Source Cable, for $160 million. Story

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