New York regulators seek gigabit speeds from Charter; Viacom appoints 'audience science' exec

More cable news from across the Web:

> New York state regulators are suggesting Charter Communications should build gigabit-speed Internet services in the state's largest markets in order to obtain approval for its buyouts of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Albany Times Union article

> Google has announced that its Android TV platform now has apps for HBO Now, Showtime and CBS All Access. The Verge article

> Samsung is accused of rigging its TVs to falsely pass federal tests for energy efficiency. The Guardian article

> Wells Fargo analysts say Nexstar Broadcasting will embark on a hostile takeover attempt of Media General if its current $4.1 billion over to buy the company is rejected. TV News Check article

> After being denied discounts on $13.3 billion worth of spectrum purchases, Dish Network will likely pay to keep the airwaves. Bloomberg article

> Comcast has named Jill Hornbacher director of external communications for the MSO's Twin Cities region. Release

Telecom News

> Competitive carriers organization COMPTEL says the FCC's special access reform needs to address that their measures should drive new competition in the wireline and wireless broadband industry segments. Article

Wireless News

> An unidentified "unauthorized party" accessed the personal information of around 15 million people who applied for T-Mobile US' services. Experian, the company that handles T-Mobile's credit applications, announced its systems were breached and that all its data "may have been compromised." Article

And finally… Viacom has announced the appointment of Julian Zilberbrand to the position of executive VP of audience science. Release

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