TWC accused of misusing government broadband program; Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hacker leaks

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> A consumer advocacy group has accused Time Warner Cable of misusing a government program to expand broadband availability across Upstate New York to target more affluent customers. Story

> A report accuses Comcast executives of trying to ingratiate themselves to the Washington elite by passing out cards with priority customer assistance codes to political staffers, journalists and other Beltway influencers. Story

> Sony Pictures lawyer David Bois has sent letters to Twitter, threatening to sue the social media platform if it doesn't stop its users from sharing the studio's leaked information. Story

> Art House Convergence, a coalition of independent movie theaters representing about 250 screens across the U.S., has told Sony Pictures that it will show The Interview. Story

> Indianapolis TV station WISH-TV, which lost its CBS affiliate to Tribune-owned rival WTTV-TV last summer, has purchased a CW affiliation from that same station. Story

And finally … SeaChange International has purchased audience development company Timeline Labs for $14 million in cash and $8 million in stock. Story