Shy bladder group targets DirecTV's 'painfully awkward Rob Lowe; Comcast seeks stay for CSN Houston

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> A U.S. District Court Judge on Wednesday will hear Comcast's request to stay a bankruptcy court ruling last week that transfers ownership of CSN Houston to AT&T and  DirecTV. Story

> The International Paruresis Association has asked DirecTV to stop airing a commercial in which actor Rob Lowe portrays a fanny-pack-wearing, cable-subscribing "painfully awkward" version of himself with a shy bladder. Story

> Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav used his company's third-quarter earnings report to reiterate his opposition to the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, telling investors, "There's real issues this raises." Story

> Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) reported third-quarter revenue growth of $6.1 percent to $82.3 million, with cable revenue rising by $1.2 million. Story

> Third-quarter overall revenue rose 49 percent to $131.7 million for TV station operator Gray Television, with broadcast retransmission fees spiking 115 percent to $19.7 million. Story

> Pirate Bay founder Fredrik Neij has been arrested in Asia. Story

> Comcast is doubling Internet speeds for most of its customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington by the end of the year. Story

And finally … BET founder Robert Johnson is launching a new OTT platform, Urban Movie Channel, dedicated to urban-themed documentaries, comedies, horror films and stage plays. Story

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