Time Warner battens down the hostile-takeover hatches; Aereo ended 2013 with only 77,596 subscribers

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Aereo had 77,596 subscribers spread among 10 cities at the end of 2013, with about 27,000 of those customers living in the company's New York City headquarters area, according to papers filed with the U.S. Copyright Office. Story

> In a move designed to stop a hostile takeover attempt, Time Warner Inc.'s board of directors has approved a new provision that eliminates the ability of shareholders to convene a special shareholders meeting. Story

> The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced that it will highlight development operations (DevOps) and agile development at September's Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. Press release

> A coalition of broadcasters is urging a New York federal court to hold FilmOn and its pugnacious billionaire founder, Alki David, in contempt of court for launching an Aereo-like streaming service in 18 cities. Story

> As the Pac-12 Network readies for its third NCAA Division I football season, it is still not close to a carriage deal with DirecTV. Story

> Comcast and Lionsgate have made a digital content deal that will include the delivery of additional multi-platform content to subscribers purchasing Lionsgate movies through electronic sell-through channels. Story

> Officials for the Justice Department say they have no antitrust issues relating to Sinclair's purchase of Allbritton stations. Story

And finally... Southwest Airlines has added the Cartoon Network to its in-flight programming selection. Press Release