In addition to apologizing for a temporary outage that left millions of customers without access to streaming videos and other core functions on Tuesday evening, Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is also offering subs a 3 percent credit on their next billing statement. But customers must redeem the offer in the next seven days by clicking on an account-specific link that was inserted in the email Netflix distributed to subscribers late Wednesday night. (See Netflix Recovers From 'Rare' Technical Glitch .)
Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) is experimenting with discounted pricing on digital movie downloads on Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Apple's iTunes Store, but it isn't yet offering similar discounts on "download to own movies" offered by pay-TV distributors.
Comcast vet Joe Waz retired from his post as SVP of external affairs and public policy counsel, and plans to relocate to Los Angeles.
Charter bought systems counting 17,000 subscribers in Fort Benning, Ga., and Cullman, Ala., from Windjammer Communications.
— Steve Donohue, Special to Light Reading Cable, and Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable