Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

FX waits on "Live + 3" ratings for "The Strain"

7/21/2014

  • Variety

FX delayed the release of ratings for its new drama "The Strain" until Nielsen issued its "Live + 3" numbers. Young-adult viewership of the show went up 64% with the delayed views taken into account. … Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

Spanish-language stations are becoming more popular in Midwest

7/21/2014

  • NBC News

Hispanics are more likely to listen to radio than any other ethnic group, and stations in the Midwest are responding by changing formats to appeal to the group. "[Latinos are] the only growing populat… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

House panel OKs STELA bill reauthorization

7/14/2014

  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)

Broadcasters won a victory this past week when the House Judiciary Committee approved a reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act that keeps in place current retransmissio… 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

Congress earmarks funding for smart-grid study

7/14/2014

  • Metering.com

Congress has approved $1 million for a study to assess the potential of smart-grid technology to improve the reliability of the U.S. energy grid. The funding, which was passed by the House of Represen… 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

HFC networks to last a long time with CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1

7/17/2014

  • Broadband Technology Report

Hybrid fibre-coaxial networks, paired with CCAP and DOCSIS 3.1 architectures, could prove robust and useful for more than 15 years into the future, Monta Monaco Hernon writes. "A small number of premi… Read More