Here are the most readstories of the week.
A look at bigcable's plans for wireless
After decades of big cable and wireless providers battlingeach other over regulations and services, the two largest U.S. cable TVoperators — Comcast Corp.and Charter Communications Inc.— are getting ready to offer limited wireless services in 2017 by partneringwith one of the biggest wireless carriers, Verizon Communications Inc.
On the eve ofthe set-top box vote
As the calendar creeps closer to the FCC's open meeting,both sides of the set-top box debate tried to get in one final word. Much ofthe public commentary at this point seems to quibble over smaller details inthe proposal, which would require any operator with more than 400,000subscribers to offer a free app that provides access to all the programmingconsumers would otherwise receive through a leased set-top box.
Sony exec: Notselling to China, but somebody might
The CEO of SonyCorp.'s entertainment unit Michael Lynton said during an industryevent that the company would not be selling its content studios, but Chinesecompanies do seem to be ready to buy into Hollywood.
Turner execsays eSports 'brought a lot of new viewers to TV'
After reaching a number of goals during its inaugural seasonwith ELEAGUE, Turner BroadcastingSystem Inc. and WME/IMG are revamping the circuit's sophomorecampaign to enhance interest in the eSportsorganization.
FCC wants toshield independent nets from 'unfair' contract clauses
The FCC is looking for ways to make negotiations between bigpay TV providers and smaller network owners a little easier. Despite strongobjections from the two Republican commissioners, the FCC on Sept. 29 issued anotice of proposedrulemaking outlining rules that would prohibit the use of certain clauses inpay TV programming distribution contracts.