Netflix pays $2M an episode for 'The Blacklist'; Intel creates world's littlest modem

More cable industry news from across the Web:

> Netflix will pay Sony Pictures Television a reported $2 million an episode to acquire streaming SVOD rights to the NBC drama series The BlacklistStory

> Connecticut regulators have rejected Frontier's bid to purchase AT&T's local wireline business. Story

> With its renewal of NFL Sunday Ticket close at hand, DirecTV is now offering Windows 8 and Windows Phone player apps for the programming service. Story

> NAB is asking an appeals court to expedite consideration of a lawsuit it filed against the FCC earlier in August, arguing against the commission's planned spectrum auction. Story

> After expanding its carriage agreement with Pac-12 Networks, Comcast is offering Xfinity subscribers access to all seven Pac-12 Networks channels on the Pac-12 Now app and web portal. This is in addition to existing access via the Xfinity TV Go site and mobile app. Story

> Multiscreen vendor Envivio said Ira Goldfarb, senior VP of global sales and services, is leaving the company in September. Story

And finally... Intel claims that it's built the world's smallest modem at 300 square millimeters. Story