RCN launches Showtime Anytime; Aereo had less than 100K paid subscribers

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> RCN has become the latest pay TV provider to enable Showtime Anytime for its subscribers. Story

> In its filing to the U.S. Copyright Office for a statuatory broadcast retransmission license, Aereo subtly revealed that it had less than 100,000 paid subscribers at the time it suspended its service. Story

> NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says no decision has been made as to whether the league's one-year contract to show Thursday-night games on CBS will be extended. Story

> Mozilla says that a Firefox-OS-based HDMI streaming dongle, designed to compete with Google's Chromecast, will ship later this year. Story

> Amid growing volume for its digital adveritising inventory but declining CPMs, Google reported a 6 percent rise in second-quarter net income Thursday to $3.42 billion, driven by a 21.7 percent uptick in revenue to $16 billion. Earnings of $6.08 per share, however, fell short of Wall Street's prediction of $6.25. Story

And finally...   Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs is establishing an "antenna" office in Cambridge, UK, to conduct research on real-time video delivery on various types of connected devices. Story

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