TV Everywhere delivered 20M pirated streams; DirecTV accounting chief Murphy departs

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Revenue from over-the-top services in the Asia-Pacific region will reach nearly $10.2 billion by 2020, Digital TV Research says. Story

> DirecTV revealed in an SEC filing that senior VP and chief accounting officer John Murphy has resigned, effective Aug. 14, to "pursue other career opportunities." Story

> TV Everywhere security vendor Viaccess-Orca says approximately 20 million viewers illegally accessed live streams from World Cup matches. Story

> AT&T has added Charlotte as the latest city in North Carolina where it plans to deliver its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP)-based GigaPower service. Story

> Level 3 Communications' CEO Jeff Storey told investors during the second-quarter earnings call that he sees opportunities to advance the company's revenue base in EMEA and Latin America. Story

> Cablevision says its network of Wi-Fi hotspots has exceeded the 1 million mark. Story

> Verizon has released an updated version of its FiOS TV app for Xbox 360 and Xbox One that adds 14 live channels. Story

> Apple TV now features player apps for FoxNow and CNBC TV Everywhere products. Story

And finally... Shares for social media giant Twitter were up 31 percent after it was revealed that second quarter revenue nearly tripled to $312.2 million. Story