Synacor strikes deal to provide content to BuddyTV homepage; WGN converts to cable in 5 major markets

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> As it continues to review the company's proposed takeover of DirecTV, the FCC has asked AT&T to provide yet more information. Story

> 21st Century Fox is set to acquire ad tech startup true[X] media, which specializes in consumer engagement and on-demand marketing. Story

> New England Patriots quarterback's repeated use of the F-word during nationally televised NFL games has resulted in numerous viewer complaints to the FCC. Story

> After serving as a replacement for Rob McDowell, FCC commissioner Michael O'Rielly has been confirmed by the Senate for a full five-year term. Story

> BET has promoted Stephen Hill to president of programming, replacing the departed Loretha Jones. Story

> Tribune Media's WGN America is re-launching as a cable channel in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Wednesday, as the station begins its overall conversion into a cable network. Story

And finally …  Struggling TV Everywhere services provider Synacor has struck a deal to provide homepage content to video guide service BuddyTV. Story

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