Texas' Grande signs onto SEC Network; Warner may buy Xbox Entertainment Studios

More cable news from around the Web.

> Texas-based cable operator Grande Communications has signed on to carry ESPN's new SEC Network. Story

> Current TV co-founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have sued Al Jazeera America for allegedly withholding money after purchasing their channel. Story

> Sony has set an Oct. 14 launch date for its new PlayStation TV OTT device. Story

> NFL Network personality Rich Eisen has been given his own show on DirecTV's Audience Network. Story

> Deutsche Telekom is looking at a number of German cable operators, including Tele Columbus Group and PrimaCom AG, with an eye towards possible acquisition. Story

> Despite taking in more revenue than ever, companies that enable automated online ad buying such as Rocket Fuel Inc., YuMe Inc. and Rubicon Project are facing quarterly losses and cratering stock prices. Story

> Microsoft is in talks with Warner Bros. to sell its Xbox Entertainment Studios rather than shutter the operation. Story

And finally … Following huge television ratings performances for World Cup soccer, NBC Sports Group is ready to launch coverage of 380 Premier League matches for the 2014-15 season. Story


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