TWC issues transparency report; iControl puts app on Samsung devices

More cable news from around the Web.

> Time Warner Cable posted a transparency report covering its responses to government requests for information. Post

> iControl Networks will place its app on Samsung's Gear 2 by the middle of the year as a way to help consumers communicate with their homes via connected networks from service providers like Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Rogers. Press release

> Comcast has added Seth Bloom, an attorney with government-related antitrust experience. Story (subscription required). Story

> In what they see as an effort to revive the industry, Indian cable TV associations NCTA and COFI have recommended that the government probe Rupert Murdoch entities and associated partner companies like AC Nielson, Star India, News Television, Fox India, Star Sports India, Hathaway Cable, Star Den and Tata Sky. Story

> TrueVision, Thailand's largest cable TV service provider, is using Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) architecture to content security for its premium service offerings. Press release

Telecom News

> CenturyLink and Windstream have both come a long way from their traditional rural telco roots by becoming larger factors in the U.S. incumbent Ethernet services market. Article

Wireless News

> Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal to buy Nokia's (NYSE:NOK) devices and services business and license its patents is now expected to close in April, later than the companies had hoped. The companies said regulators in Asia still need to approve the deal. Article

And finally … OSS software provider Dimetis has entered an integration solution partnership with Thomson Video Networks to integrate its BOSS LINK Manager with Thomson Video Networks ViBE CP6000 Contribution Platform. Press release