Former NCTA CEO Wheeler confirmed as FCC chairman; Atlantic Broadband deploys TiVo in Maryland

Quick news from across the Web.

> Former National Cable & Telecommunications Association CEO Tom Wheeler was confirmed as the new chairman of the FCC at a Senate hearing. Article

> Atlantic Broadband deployed advanced DVRs from TiVo that are similar to its new Roamio retail box on its system in Cumberland, Md. It plans to expand the rollout to Miami, Fla., and Aiken, S.C., later this year, and additional markets in 2014. News release

> DirecTV CEO Mike White said at NYC TV Week on Tuesday that he wishes his company's bid to buy Hulu had succeeded. Article

> CBS CEO Joseph Ianniello will take part in a Q&A session at the Wells Fargo Securities Tech, Media & Telecom Conference in New York City on Nov. 12. Release

Telecom News

> The FCC is addressing service providers' need to resolve long-distance call completion in rural areas by requiring them to record, retain and report rural call completion data. Read more

Online Video News

> First it was Intel, now it's Amazon. According to multiple reports, the e-commerce giant's rumored plans to introduce an online video set-top box have been pushed back to next year. Read more

> CBS has been developing a 24-hour news network that would be distributed online to tablets, video game consoles, smartphones and streaming TV devices, according to a report in BuzzFeed citing unnamed sources. Read more

Wireless News

> Automobile traffic is a huge problem in most major cities in the world, and smartphone users in those cities think that wireless operators will be instrumental in easing traffic congestion as well as resolving other issues that plague city dwellers. Read more

And finally... FEARnet will broadcast "Don't be Afraid of the Dark" on Nov. 10 and "Human Centipede" on Nov. 28. It will also run a "Black Friday Sweepstakes" from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2. Release

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