Local TV revenues up 23% thanks to advertising lift; CASBAA India calls for new approach to pay TV

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Put-upon broadcasters have more reasons to moan as the U.S. House of Representatives won't move a spectrum issues hearing even though it conflicts with the industry's gargantuan NAB trade show. Story.

> GetGlue has signed a deal with NBCUniversal's cable networks to reward users who let their friends know via Facebook or Twitter what TV shows they're watching. Story.

> Local television revenues gained 23.5 percent in 2010 based primarily on improved advertising revenues. Story.

> Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) may not like Clearwire but it thinks a Best Buy deal with LightSquared might be good for business. Analysis.

> The WiMAX Forum, obviously not as down on the 4G technology as some others in the industry, is hosting the Rural Operator Summit as an interactive workshop. News release.

> Talk about bill shock. Lt. Daniel DeVirgilio, an engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio got a $16.4 million monthly bill from his local Time Warner Cable operator. Human error was blamed. Story.

And finally ... New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's belief that cable TV is a luxury was refuted by the CASBAA India Satellite Industry Forum which delivered a message to the Indian government that it must rethink its approach to Indian pay TV and other communications services and "adjust tax levels appropriately." Story.

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