Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

"Z Nation" gets a second season order from Syfy

10/22/2014

  • Hollywood Reporter, The

Syfy has ordered a second season of its zombie drama, "Z Nation," after the series averaged 1.5 million viewers for the first half of its freshman run. Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

Sinclair exec: Broadcasters must be ready to fight OTT providers

10/22/2014

  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)

Providers of over-the-top video services are taking direct aim at broadcasters, and the industry needs to be ready to fight back if it wants to stay relevant, said Mark Aitken, vice president of advan… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

Judge rules for DISH in Fox copyright challenge of AutoHop

10/20/2014

  • Bloomberg

A federal judge has given a tentative victory to DISH Network in a lawsuit concerning its AutoHop ad-skipping DVR service, ruling that it represents fair use under the 1984 Sony Betamax Supreme Court … Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

Andreessen, Cuban urge feds to approve AT&T-DIRECTV deal

10/22/2014

  • Multichannel News
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, in a Federal Communications Commission filing, said AT&T's bid to buy DIRECTV would help push "both broadband and video to a larger portion of the country." Meanwhi… Read More

SmartGrid SmartBrief

News about the smart-grid industry

SmartGrid SmartBrief

Eneres, Nissan test EV charging of businesses, homes

10/20/2014

  • TorqueNews.com
  • Metering.com

Eneres and Nissan Motor Corp. are using LEAF electric vehicles to test technology that would allow EVs to provide power to businesses and homes, offering a backup capability during electrical blackout… Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

AMC's "The Walking Dead" gets big boost from time-shifting

10/19/2014

  • Hollywood Reporter, The

AMC's "The Walking Dead," already the most-watched series on TV, received a major boost for its fifth season launch in the live-plus-three-days ratings. The series saw its overall audience grow by 29%… Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Invest in SCTE's DOCSIS® Engineering Professional course/certification

10/21/2014

The DEP training course is available in a variety of formats, including an offering set to start Monday, Oct. 27. Register for the course in the format that best suits you. Plus, demonstrate your expe… Read More