TBS announces new show sponsored by Intel; Pierce Broadband to launch new cable TV system

More cable news from across the Web:

> More than half of all U.S. consumers older than 12 years have bought or rented movies or TV shows digitally in the past six months, according to a new Nielsen report. Post

> TBS announced a new tech show sponsored by Intel. WSJ article

> Pierce Broadband Network plans to offer new cable TV services in Nebraska. Daily News article

> Netflix's services remove 130 hours of TV ads from subscribers' lives, according to one new study. Geek article

> The FCC appears poised to allow broad access to documents related to proposed telecom mergers. Multichannel News article

Telecom News

> Windstream has joined HP's PartnerOne Program where it will deliver hosted solutions built on HP Helion and infrastructure platforms for its growing cloud customer base. Article

Online Video News

> Connected entertainment is creating a whole new world for Internet video. Industry Voices

> Apple will reportedly debut a new version of its Apple TV streaming device during its Sept. 9 media event. Codenamed "J34," the device will have a full iOS 9 core for the first time, optimized for TV screens. Article

Installer News

> DOCSIS 3.1 will likely set the trend for cable broadband, not FTTP. Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> America Movil and its Austrian subsidiary Telekom Austria pulled out of the race to acquire Serbian operator Telekom Srbija due to the high cost of buying the company and its lack of profitability. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint CTO John Saw said that Sprint's network densification, which will include thousands of new macro cell sites and tens of thousands of small cells, will not be "a traditional slow and expensive build." Article

And finally… "I have so many friends on both sides of that equation, I'd rather not answer," responded presidential candidate Donald Trump to a question about Comcast's now-failed merger with Time Warner Cable. Article