NBC Sports launches its own 'Grantland'; NYC comptroller joins union fight against Cablevision

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> New York City comptroller Scott Stringer, who has longstanding union ties, has sided with the Communications Workers of America in its dispute with Cablevision. Story

> The City of Rochester, N.C., says its reached a $1.3 million settlement with Time Warner Cable over a franchise fee dispute. Story

> Sony's new videogame and streaming device, the PlayStation TV, went on sale in North America Tuesday with a price of $99.99. Story

> Viacom has named MTV executive Chris McCarthy general manager of its Logo TV Network. Story

> NBC Sports has launched a new long-form sports journalism site, SportsWorld, that will live under the umbrella of NBCSports.com, much as GrantLand exists under ESPN.com. Story

> Bill Simmons ended his three-week suspension at ESPN with a Tuesday night on-air appearance. Story

And finally …  Peregrine Semiconductor has announced the UltraCMOS PE42722, a high-linearity RF switch that allows CPE vendors to future proof their devices to meet the strict linearity requirements of the DOCSIS 3.1 cable industry standard. Press release