Sony's 'The Interview' takes in $40M in digital revenue; Newsmax carves out NCTC deal

More cable news from around the Web:

> Showtime has reached an exclusive premium cable output deal with new Hollywood studio STX Entertainment. Story

> Telecom analyst Bruce Kushnick, who recently petitioned the FCC to investigate Verizon for perjury, is now leading a petition drive to have the agency look into Time Warner Cable's customer service practices. Story

> Research company comScore launched a new product, Video Metrix Multi-Platform, which purportedly delivers unduplicated measurement of video watching across IP devices. Story

> Sony Pictures' The Interview, the center of a hacking and terrorist attack against the studio late last year, has been rented and purchased online and through pay-TV providers 5.8 million times through Jan. 18, generating around $40 million. Story

> Audience measurement company Rentrak has carved an agreement with WPP's Kantar Shopcom to integrate retail purchase data into its portfolio of measurement services. Story

> Conservative news channel Newsmax TV has reached a licensing agreement with the National Cable TV Cooperative. Story

And finally ... The FCC has ruled that a commercial promoting the 2013 film Olympus Has Fallen, which contained emergency alert warning tones, constituted a misuse of the Emergency Alert System and has subsequently fined the media companies $1.4 million. Story

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