Moto Mobility buys SunUp Digital Systems; retrans fees bump up Gray TV earnings

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI) said it has acquired software provider SunUp Digital Systems for an undisclosed amount. News release.

> A 9 percent increase in retransmission revenue wasn't enough to keep Gray Television from posting a 1 percent year-over-year first quarter revenue decrease. News release.

> Retired Bright House Networks Chairman Robert J. Miron will receive the first Bresnan Ethics in Business Award from the Cable Center at the Cable Hall of Fame Celebration on June 14. News release.

> Satellite subscribers in Philadelphia can get the local NBC affiliate but they can't get Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) SportsNet, which should make for some interesting conversations when NBCUniversal starts rebranding Comcast's sports networks with the NBC name and peacock. Story.

> Speaking of Comcast, the MSO that once railed against subscriber self-installs has introduced its own self-install kit to "enhance the overall customer experience" or, as some might note, reduce the number of installation truck rolls. News release.

And finally ... two new reports by two different firms predict that 3D TV is actually going to take off. Again. Story.

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