Comcast applies to FCC for SpinCo; Suddenlink enables access to Netflix

More cable industry news from around the Web:

> Comcast has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission move 3.9 million of its subscribers over to a new spin-off jointly owned by Charter Communcations. Story.

> Starting this week, Suddenlink Communications will provide direct access to Netflix in all markets where it leases out TiVo set-top boxes. Company page.

> Baja Broadband has purchased Comcast's video, broadband and phone subscribers in two New Mexico markets, Lovington and Socorro, for around $1.9 million. The number of affected subscribers was not disclosed. Press release.

> SCTE and CableLabs will partner on a symposium at September's Cable-TEC Expo in Denver. Press release.

> A new study by the Consumer Electronics Association says that 46 percent of U.S. households watch TV on portable devices, but the vast majority of TV viewing is still done on the living-room flat panel. Story

> Cisco has signed its second European MSO for its initial Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) solution. Story.

> The broadcast upfront advertising market has officially consumated, with NBC getting 8 percent year-over-year increases on its CPMs, and Fox selling inventory off the C7 audience measurement. Story.

And finally … Wednesday's widely distributed entertainment consumption study by PricewaterhouseCoopers contained this interesting stat: By 2018, revenue from digital movie distribution will surpass money made through theatrical distribution. Story.