Rogers and Shaw expand Shomi to all of Canada; Moonves confirms Apple pay-TV talks

More cable news from across the Web:

> Canadian cable operators Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications plan to extend access to SVOD joint venture Shomi beyond their respective subscriber bases. Story

> With John Malone making his latest big cable acquisition, consumer advocate Ralph Nader told CNBC that the Liberty Broadband chief executive "became a multibillionaire not by being known as a consumer advocate and a believer in competition." Video

> Netflix has been using around 37 percent of peak bandwidth, according to the latest research conducted by Sandvine. Story

> CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves conceded that his company is currently in negations with Apple for the tech giant's new OTT pay-TV service. Story

> Two new DirecTV satellites were successfully launched from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Story

> Heritage Broadcasting Channels have been pulled from Dish Network following an impasse over retrans negotiations. Story

> Indie programmer Hope Channel has signed a carriage agreement with the National Cable TV Cooperative. Press release

And finally … The NFL's Houston Texans will be the next subject for HBO's Hard Knocks series. Story

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