Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

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

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

How CBS' streaming offering will benefit affiliates

10/20/2014

  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)

CBS' standalone All Access offering creates "a whole new revenue stream for itself as well as its affiliates who choose to stream their signals locally on the platform," writes Harry A. Jessell. The a… 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

Univision plans Web-based service

10/20/2014

  • TechHive

Spanish-language network Univision says it will offer an over-the-top streaming-video service, although it declined to reveal a time table or pricing details. HBO and CBS have announced similar plans. 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