Today on the Net: Discovery posted higher revenues but a lower net income from a year ago in the second quarter, thePlatform added new features giving publishers more control over where videos are shown and RCN has finished its rollout of TiVo DVRs in all markets.

Discovery Revenue Up, Net Down In Second Quarter; Discovery Communications chalked up an 11% increase in revenue in the second quarter, but despite growth in operating profits, its net income declined from a year ago. (Multichannel News)

thePlatform Gives Content Owners More Control; the Comcast-owned video publishing firm has added some key security and geo-location features that control how, where, and on what device certain content can be viewed. (Light Reading Cable)

RCN Takes TiVo to Windy City; RCN has launched TiVo Premiere in Chicago ahead of schedule, now offering the advanced DVR in all its markets. (Multichannel News)

Here’s How Much Data 3G FaceTime Uses; a five-minute FaceTime call with lots of movement used 14.7 MB of data, or about 3 MB per minute. (9to5Mac)

Hands-on With the New Flixster Roku Channel; Flixster just launched its own Roku channel, streaming new movie trailers on the broadband set-top box. (CrunchGear)

Highwinds Hires Van Macatee as COO of Content Delivery and Network Services; a month after bringing on Steve Liddell to lead the content delivery group, Highwinds has hired another Level 3 veteran. (press release)

Comcast Saves Y-Combinator Startup Fanvibe From Obscurity; the cable company is kicking off a new partnership with Fanvibe, a service that lets sports fans check-in to live games to interact with each other while they watch. (Business Insider)

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