Nearly half of U.S. households have web-connected TV; 'Game of Thrones' is HBO's all-time top series

More cable industry news from around the Web:

> Comcast Business is launching a new 10 gig fiber network and communications services at Valley Business Park in Pleasanton, Calif., on June 5. Press release.

> Former Fox broadcast chief Kevin Reilly is rumored to be a potential replacement for departed Turner Broadcasting head Steve Koonin. Story

> Averaging 18.4 million viewers an episode this season, "Game of Thrones" has become HBO's most popular series ever. Story.

> Former FCC chairman Julius Genachowski has been appointed to a board seat for MasterCard. Story

> Multiplatform youth sports-focused network The Whistle has purchased YouTube channel The Lacrosse Network. Story. 

And finally … The latest Leichtman Research Group study on emerging video services finds nearly half (49 percent) of 1,211 households surveyed have Internet-connected TV, up from 44 percent in 2013 and 38 percent in 2012. Story.