Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

FX Networks chief says comedies can break ground too

7/22/2014

  • Broadcasting & Cable (subscription required)

John Landgraf, CEO of FX Productions and FX Networks, said FX's recent focus on comedy series was a bid to stand out amid a deluge of dramas, adding that shows such as "Louie" have "opened up the crea… Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

Colo. lawmaker: DIRECTV should provide local TV everywhere

7/22/2014

  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)
  • KREX-TV (Grand Junction, Colo.)

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has written to the Federal Communications Commission seeking a review of DIRECTV's ability to provide local TV stations to the Grand Junction-Montrose market in his state. Th… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

Microsoft to close Xbox studios, end original-content push

7/17/2014

  • Re/code
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Microsoft's upcoming restructuring that will result in 18,000 layoffs also includes closing its Xbox Entertainment Studios division, a move that comes just months after the unit made a pitch to advert… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

NPD: U.S. will have 200M+ connected devices in 3 years

7/22/2014

  • Advanced Television
  • Home Media Magazine

The NPD Group forecasts that the U.S. will have 204 million connected television devices by 2017, more than double the total of U.S. Internet households. Internet-connected TVs and streaming-media pla… Read More

SmartGrid SmartBrief

News about the smart-grid industry

SmartGrid SmartBrief

FERC calls for revisions to grid-security plan

7/21/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S. energy regulators are calling on the North American Electric Reliability Corp. to resubmit portions of its proposal to beef up national grid security on the grounds that it doesn't go far enough … Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

ESPN ads show History's "Pickers" hauling off old "SportsCenter" desk

7/14/2014

  • Advertising Age (free access for SmartBrief readers)

ESPN, as part of its push to introduce its new high-tech set for "SportsCenter," has created an ad in which the hosts from History's "American Pickers" take away the old desk in their van. The spot, w… Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Comcast posts gains in Q2, including in high-speed data

7/22/2014

  • Multichannel News
  • CNBC

Comcast reported net income of $1.99 billion for the second quarter, compared with $1.73 billion a year ago. Revenue was up 3.5% to $16.8 billion. Comcast slowed its video subscriber losses to a loss … Read More