Tellem, Levin depart Xbox Studios as division shutters; Murdoch says industry needs Netflix competition

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Microsoft has completed the closing of Xbox Entertainment Studios, with president Nancy Tellem and executive VP Jordan Levin departing Wednesday. Story

> TiVo has added a player app for Wal-Mart-owned transactional video service Vudu to its Roamio and TiVo Mini boxes. Story

> WWE will waive November charges for new subscribers to its SVOD service. Press release

> The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is conducting a roundtable discussion on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at Denver's Cable Center. Story

> Fox chief executive Rupert Murdoch told an audience at the Wall Street Journal's WSJ.D conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., that the indigenous media industry needs to come up with meaningful SVOD competition to Netflix and Amazon. Story

> Fearing piracy implications, the Motion Picture Association of America has announced a "zero tolerance" policy against wearable devices like Google Glass in movie theaters. Story

> Wednesday's Daily Show With Jon Stewart skewered the Koch Brothers, after the conservative industrialists bought commercial time on the Comedy Central show. Story/video

> Talk show icon Ellen DeGeneres has become the latest popular YouTube presence to move off-platform, with the new video venture ellentube.com. Story

> Fueled by the box-office success of How to Train Your Dragon 2, DreamWorks Animation posted stronger-than-expected profit of $11.9 million for the third quarter. Story

And finally … Britain's BT Group has reached an agreement with Netflix to integrate the SVOD service into pay-TV products. Story

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