Continued from page 1

Cablevision’s results in the second quarter were similarly healthy. Revenue rose 5.8 percent to $1.8 billion. While net income fell 30 percent to $60.9 million, or 21 cents per share, it was mainly due to a $110 million loss related to paying off its debt and to write off certain financing costs, and other items. Without these items, earnings would have risen.

Shares of Cablevision, based in Bethpage, N.Y., fell by 10 cents to close Thursday at $27.44. Time Warner Cable in New York gave up 64 cents to $58.38 while DirecTV added 90 cents, or 2.4 percent, to $38.80. DirecTV is based in El Segundo, Calif.