DirecTV, Fox agree on carriage deal; Comcast losing pay-TV customers more slowly in Q3

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> Google's YouTube, the most popular video-sharing service, is adding new channels of original programming, an effort to attract viewers with professionally produced content. Article

> DirecTV and Fox said they've reached a carriage agreement that will keep the network's line up of channels on the satellite TV provider. Article

> Walt Disney, owner of the ABC TV network and Disney Channel, will license a limited number of its older TV shows to Amazon's Prime streaming video service, the world's biggest Internet retailer said in a statement. Article

> Comcast, the largest operator in the United State, lost 165,000 pay-TV subscribers in the third quarter, a significant improvement from the 275,00 it lost a year ago, and fewer than the 191,000 forecast by analysts. Article

> A pair of former FCC attorneys have been nominated by President Obama to fill vacant commission seats. Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel, who's currently a Senate aide, and Republican lawyer Ajit Pai were nominated to join the five-member commission. Article

> Logitech, which last month lowered its guidance for the third quarter, today announced results in line with its forecast and was rewarded by investors who drove share prices up 16 percent by midday. Article

> As sites like Hulu and Netflix drew viewers with promises of just-aired television shows, the TV industry has been enveloped by a fear of cord-cutters. But those TV companies might want to take a deep breath because, according to cable's latest earnings reports, old-school TV is doing fine. Article

> MobiTV is expanding beyond wireless carriers with a turnkey TV Everywhere service tailored for cable MSOs, telco and satellite TV service providers. MobiTV's intention is to adapt its existing cloud-based video distribution platform so that authenticated pay-TV providers can deliver live and on-demand programming to customers via an array of IP-connected mobile devices, including tablets, smartphones and PCs. Article

> The original Google TV was met with some brutal reviews, and now the folks in Mountain View, Calif., have launched an upgrade that includes access to the Android Market (starting with a few apps--touch screen, GPS and telephony apps need not apply) and the promise of a simplified interface. Article

And finally...10-year-old pulls handgun after woman jokes she's going to steal his candy. Article

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