TWC offers free calling to Nepal; Verizon accuses Dish of AWS-3 collusion

More cable industry news from around the web:

> Time Warner Cable announced that its residential and business phone customers can call landline and wireless numbers in earthquake-ravaged Nepal for free through May 25. Press release

> Seeking to compete with Comcast in Minneapolis, CenturyLink has pledged to deliver cable TV services to 15 percent of the city in the next two years. Story

> Verizon has accused Dish of colluding with designated entities Northstar Wireless and SNR Wireless during the AWS-3 spectrum auction. Story

> Mediacom has added the Cooking Channel and DIY Network to its programming lineup. Story

> Thomas Beers will step down as CEO of FremantleMedia North America when his contract expires this summer. Story

And finally … Sports and entertainment company Comcast-Spectacor will re-brand its three business units , and launch a new digital services group, under the new Spectra banner starting June 2. Story