> Always good for a quote--or two or three or a hundred--cable icon Ted Turner told the Produced by Conference that he wouldn't get into television business today because it's an "over-stocked medium. When I got into it, there wasn't enough television. The three networks thought there was, but nobody else did. Now you have it on the Internet and everywhere else." Story.
> Speaking of speaking out, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, in a wide-ranging interview with Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal touched on bandwidth, wireless and, for Mossberg at least, the touchy subject of cable set-top boxes. Story. (sub. req.)
> And on a similar note, former FCC advisor Blair Levin, seen by many as the architect of the FCC's National Broadband Plan, told Broadcasting & Cable, among other things, "fundamentally, I am really proud of the work" that was performed on broadband regulation during his tenure with the Commission. Story.
> Here's another harbinger of what could be a long, hot summer for broadcasters and service providers. Dish Network and local broadcasters in Salisbury, Md. can't seem to agree on whether Dish will or will not be carrying local stations WMDT-TV and WBOC-TV. The broadcasters say that they're in negotiations but have signed no agreement. Story.
> Service quality assurance vendor Empirix has acquired privately held Mutina Technology to expand its product line for monitoring moble networks and increase the company's presence in EMEA and Asia Pacific as well as enable a service assurance offering to quad play providers. News release.
> Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said he supports data usage caps and consumption-based pricing models because "in most businesses when usage goes up, that's a good thing because people pay more. And people who use less, pay less." Story.
And finally... Piper Jaffray senior research analyst Gene Munster is predicting that Apple will produce a TV with WiFi, memory storage, TiVo and a boodle of other features within the next two years. Story.