Houston's TV Max fined $2.25M for retrans violation; former Cox CTO Bowick joins Calix board

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> The FCC has issued a $2.25 million forfeiture against Houston MVPD TV Max and its affiliates for continuing to retransmit six broadcast TV stations after their agreements had expired. Story

> A+E Networks will formally switch its BIO channel over to the lifestyle-branded FYI Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET. Story

> Former Cox Communications CTO Chris Bowick has joined the board of network access technology specialist Calix. Story

> Former Travel Channel president Laureen Ong has been elected to the board of the WWE. Story

> The city of Overland Park, Kan., has agreed to all of Google's liability concerns and is now on track to receive Google Fiber broadband service. Story

> Time Warner Cable is sponsoring three upcoming conferences that support African-Amercian and Hispanic community progress. Press release

And finally...  A man caught on camera by ESPN sleeping during a game at Yankees Stadium has sued the cable network for $10 million. Story

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