News of Note—Charter, CBS, Metrological and more

News of note

> Charter Communications and Viacom announced a renewal of their program licensing agreement, avoiding what could have been a catastrophic blackout of the convalescing media giant on the third biggest pay TV operator in the U.S. FierceCable article

> CBS could be in for a tough third quarter this year as the impact from sagging NFL ratings catches up to the network’s advertising revenue, according to analyst firm Credit Suisse. FierceBroadcasting article

> Rotterdam-based technology company Metrological is partnering with ActiveVideo to develop tools to help pay TV operators integrate OTT services into their set tops. FierceCable article

> U.S. media companies are likely in for a mixed bag of financial results once the third-quarter reporting season gets under way, according to MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson. FierceBroadcasting article