Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

Networks want more drama, less reality for their lineups

10/16/2014

  • Hollywood Reporter, The

The drama category dominated global TV marketplace MIPCOM, which is set to close today in Cannes, France. "Every channel is looking for a channel-defining drama show," said Jan Mojto, head of producti… Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

AT&T claims its DIRECTV merger is different from Comcast's deal

10/17/2014

  • Hill, The

AT&T's claim that its $48.5 billion proposed merger with DIRECTV will reduce TV bills and generate increased competition "sets this transaction apart" from Comcast's planned tie-up with Time Warner Ca… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

For integrators, Ultra HD looks a lot like HDTV

10/14/2014

  • CEPro.com

Integrators need to know how to calibrate the new 4K sets so their quality meets customers' expectations, but industry consultant Gregg Loewen says the technique is similar to what it was for HDTV set… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

Google will help pay for $60M undersea cable between Brazil, U.S.

10/17/2014

  • IEEE Spectrum online

Google is picking up part of the tab for a new undersea fiber-optic cable linking Brazil and the U.S., a $60 million project scheduled for completion by the end of 2016. The cable will have six fiber … Read More

SmartGrid SmartBrief

News about the smart-grid industry

SmartGrid SmartBrief

Peevey to leave Calif. commission at year's end

10/13/2014

  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)
  • Manufacturing.net

Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, said he will not seek a third six-year term and will step down when his term expires at the end of 2014. The CPUC has received … Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

Pepsi, Mattel among first sponsors for WWE online network

10/13/2014

  • Advertising Age (free access for SmartBrief readers)

The WWE Network, which launched as a fee-based online channel in February, has signed its first advertisers, including Pepsi, Mattel and Kmart. The network will air 30-second spots in between shows, w… Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

"Business Class Video Services" scheduled for November

10/16/2014

Set for Wednesday, Nov. 19, it's the next SCTE LiveLearning Webinars™ presentation. This timely and instructive webinar is free for SCTE members, one hour long, and one great technical training oppo… Read More