Tennis Channel gets coverage on Armstrong; Entropic CEO convicted of assaulting reality TV star

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> The Tennis Channel has reached an agreement, just prior to the start of Wimbledon, for carriage on Armstrong cable systems in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio. Press release

> Amazon and Warner Home Video are on the cusp of resolving a dispute that has resulted in Amazon customers being prevented from pre-ordering popular Warner DVD and Blu-ray titles. Story

> The anticipated original TNT drama "Last Ship" debuted to an audience of 5.3 million viewers Sunday, making it cable's highest rated original show this year. Story

> Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) this week introduced the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, a bill that would make it easer for consumers to purchase unlocked phones. PDF

> Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have written letters to the FCC and Department of Justice, highlighting their concerns over the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Story

> A Utah court convicted Entropic Communications president and CEO Patrick Henry of assaulting reality TV star Ariane Bellamar. Story

And finally... A new NPD Group survey finds that Verizon Wireless rates highest among consumers in terms of overall network coverage. Story