Frontier added 3,600 video subs in Q2; Deutsche Telekom CEO says there are no good offers for T-Mobile

More cable industry news from across the Web:

> Frontier Communications reported that its video subscriber base actually grew by 3,600 customers in the second quarter. Story

> Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges says there are currently no offers to buy T-Mobile US that are worth more to its parent than the current value of the carrier as a standalone business. Story

> The FCC has started the clock on its review of the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV. Story

> The National Football League is launching a $2-a-month over-the-top programming service that will deliver pro football news, highlights and longform programming to devices including Roku, Chromecast and Xbox. Story

> AT&T says it will offer 1 Gbps broadband speeds to residents and business in Greensboro, N.C., and Houston as it further rolls out its fiber-based "GigaPower" network. Story

> Faced with increased production and marketing expenses for shows like Mad Men and The Walking Dead, AMC Networks reported a 57 percent drop in Q2 net income to $58.7 million on a revenue increase of nearly 38 percent to $522.1 million. Story

And finally … The Writers Guild of America West has urged the FCC to maintain existing media ownership rules to avoid further consolidation of broadcast TV. Story


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