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

CBS' Thursday night NFL lineup could hurt ad rates at rival nets

4/15/2014

  • Variety

CBS' slate of eight NFL games on Thursday nights could be used by ad buyers to negotiate better rates from rival networks for the night. Marketers "have got more choice and more positions" due to the … 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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