Google set to debut new OTT device; Cable ad sales execs are bullish about their upfront

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Even though the upfront budgets advertisers are presenting to them are lower than last year's, cable ad sales executives believe they will rise once negotiations start. Story

> Google is expected to debut a new over-the-top device intended to compete with Roku, Amazon's Fire TV and Apple TV at the company's develpers conference. Story

> David Weil has joined Starz as executive VP and general counsel, business and legal affairs, replacing the retired Steve Beabout. Story

> Longtime Fox international executive Keith Feldman has been named president of worldwide distribution for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Story

> The Watch ABC News app is now available to Apple TV users. Story

> The demand on basic downstream downloads speed will reach 165 Mbps by 2020. Story

And finally... Google is giving a $150 credit to purchasers of the LTE version of its Chormebook Pixel who were originally promised two years of free Verizon 4G service. Verizon has trimmed that commitment back to one year. Story

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