Video Choice Coalition forms for set-top boxes; Fox's CPMs decline in upfronts

More cable news from across the Web:

> The American Cable Association is moving into new headquarters in Pittsburgh. Cablefax article

> Fox finished the upfront season with declines in its CPMs. Adweek article

> Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision over its contract for the Miss USA event. Variety article

> The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will start hearing complaints against the FCC's new net neutrality rules starting July 30. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Cisco said it will purchase cloud and security firm OpenDNS for $683 million. DSLreports article

> CCIA, COMPTEL, Public Knowledge, TiVo and others are forming the Video Choice Coalition (VCC) to make set-top boxes accessible to third parties. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Telemundo broadcaster ZGS Communications said AT&T should be required to provide Spanish-language programming as part of its proposed merger with DirecTV. Multichannel News article

> The Walt Disney Co. named Christine McCarthy as its new SVP and CFO and Kevin Mayer as its new SVP and chief strategy officer. Multichannel News article

Telecom News

> AT&T and GTT Communications have signed a long-term interconnection for their IP networks, marking the latest agreement the telco has made with a competitive carrier in the wake of the new net neutrality rules. Article

Online Video News

> After more than three months of negotiation, Vivendi has completed its deal to buy online video provider DailyMotion from its parent company, Orange. Vivendi purchased an 80 percent stake in the company for $241.8 million. Article

> Content discovery in the online video world still suffers a "massive gap." Editor's Corner

Installer News

> Law enforcement officials in Sacramento, Calif., are investigating what appears to be the intentional severing of fiber optic cables from Level 3 and Zayo. Article

> Google's Sidewalk Labs has merged Control Group and Titan to form a new group, Intersection, which will now handle the deployment. But the question is, will LinkNYC's efforts be successful? Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> New data from Juniper Research found that over 136 billion adult videos will be watched in 2015 alone, with the figure set to grow to 193 billion by 2020. Article

> Nokia Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica are among 13 telecom industry players that teamed up to develop a 5G mobile network architecture as part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) initiative. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint quickly dropped a throttling limit on its new "All-In" data plans that limited streaming video to speeds of 600 Kbps after customers loudly complained about the policy. Article

> LTE networks will become more ubiquitous and popular in the years ahead, with the number of LTE subscriptions ballooning from around 210 million this year to around 387 million in 2020, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics. Article

And finally… According to ABI Research, tablet shipments experienced their largest decline since 2009. Article

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