Reporter calls Roberts' mom to complain about Comcast service; Viacom loses key asset in Jon Stewart

More cable news from around the Web:

> Already struggling with a soft ad market and carriage troubles with smaller pay-TV distributors, Viacom lost a major asset with the announced departure of Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Story

> Sky and BT paid a 71 percent increase, or $7.8 billion, to re-up rights to England's Premier League. Story

> Conservative media company Newsmax has signed a carriage deal with Verizon FiOS for its cable channel. Story

> NBC News has suspended embattled anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay. Story

> E! Entertainment has consolidated its on-air news and website operations, promoting several executives in the process. Story

> Without a lead-in audience from hit series The Walking Dead, new AMC original series Better Call Saul saw its ratings drop significantly on Monday night, drawing just 1.6 million viewers 18-49. Story

> Reps Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio) reintroduced a House version of a bill that would boost exploration of the upper 5 GHz band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. Story

> RCN Business is offering a new managed LAN service. Story

> John Malone will join the board of Lionsgate as part of the studio's stock exchange deal with Starz. Story

And finally  A Philadelphia Daily News reporter called the 92-year-old mother of Comcast CEO Brian Roberts to talk about the poor customer service record of her son's company. Story

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