Here's a snapshot of what's making cable waves as the week gets underway.
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) is expected to unveil a subscription TV service that will combine its Xbox Live service, Mediaroom IPTV platform and motion-based Kinect technology. BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield notes (registration required) that Microsoft's new strategy with the Xbox 360 could help MSOs seed their IP video and retail ambitions, adding that Microsoft has already sold 53 million units. (See Microsoft: 'Virtual MSO'? )
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is giving FiOS subscribers more flexibility in their pay-TV and high-speed Internet bundles, allowing them, for example, to pay $5 more a month to bump their broadband speeds to 25 Mbit/s.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) said it counts more than 100,000 U-verse TV customers in Florida's Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties, three years after launching the IPTV service in the sunshine state.