Mark Cuban blasts net neutrality proposal; Pac-12 offers free trial, but not to DirecTV subs

More cable news from around the Internet:

> DirecTV has finally launched TV Everywhere apps for Disney channels including ESPN. Story

>  Universal Music Group has signed a deal to put music videos on Vessel, the new video platform launched by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. Story

> Comcast defended its proposed merger from an attack by Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), once again asserting that it doesn't harm competition. Story

> Frontier Communications has completed the first leg of its network upgrade in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Story

> Sinclair Broadcast Group reported a 43.5 percent uptick in Q4 revenue to $613.8 million, driven greatly by political advertising spending. Story

> The Association of Public Television Stations has posted a channel-sharing agreement on its website for members who want to participate in the FCC's spectrum auction but still continue broadcasting. Story

> CBS Corp. has licensed more than 300 episodes of CSI to Hulu. The show debuts on the SVOD program in April. Story

> Factoring in all of its multiplatform viewing, CBS says its averaging 13.73 million viewers in primetime, beating the 13.38 million it averaged 11 years ago during the 2003-04 TV season. Story

> Mark Cuban told Re/code's Code Media Conference Wednesday that the FCC's pending net neutrality rules will "f*** up everything." Story

And finally …The Pac-12 Network is offering subscribers of Time Warner Cable and Dish Network, as well as Comcast customers in the Bay Area, a free three-week trial. DirecTV subscribers aren't eligible. Story

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