Liberty's Nair to co-chair SCTE Energy 2020 initiative; Viacom shares crater on fears that Dish will drop its channels

More cable news from around the Web.

> Start-up costs for SVOD service Shomi resulted in a 7 percent drop in quarterly profit for Canada's Shaw Communications. Story

> Liberty Global CTO Balan Nair has been named co-chair of the cable industry's power-saving initiative "Energy 2020," the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has announced. Press release

> Viacom share prices fell 6.7 percent, the most in three years, after Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet suggested that Dish Network might soon drop the conglomerate's channels. Story

> CBS News OTT service CBSN has overhauled its iOS app with a new interface. Story

> Marriott has dropped a policy of blocking the Wi-Fi hotspots of its guests. Story

> Samsung reportedly made an offer to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion. Story

> Online video companies Vimeo and Maker Studios have partnered to finance and develop long-form video projects. Story

And finally ... A federal appeals court judge is suing Dish Network for deceptive pricing policies. Story