Rovi says patent case against Netflix undecided; MTV co-founder watches music vids on YouTube

More cable news from around the Internet:

> Starz has promoted Jason Wyrick to VP of digital platforms. Press release

> Rovi released a statement Thursday saying it's confident in the outcome of patent litigation against Netflix, after a report about the hearings sent its stock price tumbling 12 percent. Statement

> In a Rolling Stone article pondering the relevance of MTV in youth culture, channel co-founder Les Garland admits he watches most music videos on YouTube these days. Story

> After the NFL suspended its TV blackout rule for the 2015 season, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the league should dispense of the mandate permanently. Story

> Twitter launched the live-streaming app Periscope Friday. Story

> Synacor has rolled out a new TV Everywhere authentication product, Cloud ID SK. Press release

> AT&T is using its new Wi-Fi Small Site service to strengthen its growing momentum with SMB customers. Story

And finally … Google Fiber says a bill just approved by the Oregon House of Representatives makes a move into Portland very unlikely. Story

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