Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

Critic: FX's "Fargo" is strong "remix" of original film

4/16/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

FX's "Fargo" is a smartly done "remix" of the acclaimed 1996 film, according to critic Christopher Orr. The FX version "takes a different approach from ... would-be sequels, bringing back not the orig… Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

FCC to examine "influence" when considering JSA waivers

4/16/2014

  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)

The Federal Communications Commission, when considering waiver requests related to its new joint-sales agreement rules, will be looking to ensure that the deal does not allow a station to "exert signi… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

DIRECTV will ask viewers to suggest "Cable Effects" storylines

4/14/2014

  • Adweek

DIRECTV will engage with fans of its successful "Cable Effects" spots as a way of sparking ideas for new storylines, the company said. Judges will review submitted scripts, and DIRECTV hopes to select… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

SK Telecom goes remote in push to expand broadband reach

4/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

South Korean mobile provider SK Telecom is using advanced Long-Term Evolution to bring super-fast Internet access to the farthest reaches of the country, including a set of mostly uninhabited islets t… Read More

SmartGrid SmartBrief

News about the smart-grid industry

SmartGrid SmartBrief

Navigant: Push for energy independence to give boost to microgrids

4/14/2014

  • DigiTimes
  • Greentech Media

Microgrid technology that relies on distributed generation and renewable technologies to increase the resiliency of power networks will experience a major expansion over the next six years, according … Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

"Sharknado 2" producers ask fans to pay for cost of extra scene

4/13/2014

  • Multichannel News (subscription required)

The producers of "Sharknado 2: The Second One," the sequel to SyFy's social-media smash, are asking fans to contribute $50,000 to pay for an additional scene for the TV movie. The public can make cont… Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Infonetics: Steady growth seen for VoIP, UC services

4/15/2014

  • Channel Partners

Business and residential Voice over Internet Protocol services grew 8% last year, compared with 2012, to $68 billion, with the worldwide market forecast to hit $88 billion in 2018, according to Infone… Read More

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