UFC looks to wrest G4 from Comcast; ESPN 3D sees faster rollout than HD

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> Comcast is in negotiations with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to sell off its majority ownership of low-rated cable channel G4. Guess that means the Olympics won't have a home there. Story

> ESPN 3D will mark its first anniversary June 11. The service has shown 107 events in multi-dimensions in that time. Story

> Charter Communications is encouraging--OK, maybe not directly--subscribers to purchase their own cable modems by bumping monthly rental fees from $5 to $7. Story

> The GPS industry has disputed claims by LightSquared that wireless interference problems stem from GPS devices, not LightSquared equipment. Story

And finally ... Cable's newest friend EchoStar Corp. has closed its $2 billion acquisition of Hughes Communications. Story