Time Warner Cable may turn to Facebook to jump-start its TV Everywhere (TVE) strategy. The Wall Street Journal says the MSO is looking into ways to let subscribers use their Facebook log-ins to determine which online video from their cable subscriptions that they should be allowed to access. [Ed. note: A new twist on TVE authentication and authorization?] (See Comcast's TV Everywhere Play Breaks Out of Beta .)
Former radio station owner Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) will be named the next chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, according to The Hill.
Mandating that the FCC regulate the volume of audio on commercials carried by TV stations and pay-TV providers, President Obama quietly signed into law the CALM Act, or Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation. How should viewers handle loud TV channels? The FCC says viewers should "first try reducing the volume by checking your television and remote control." [Ed note: Hey, some practical advice from the Feds!]