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NBC exec: Broadcast nets still have to chase "a big audience"


  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt, who worked as a producer at HBO and also led entertainment for Showtime, said cable networks can produce more "luxurious" shows because their business models… Read More

Netflix CEO sets a timeline for prediction of end of broadcast TV


  • Digital Trends

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he thinks broadcast television will become obsolete after 2030, and he criticized Nielsen's plan to provide ratings for subscription video-on-demand services, calling it… Read More

Former SigmaTel exec heads Austin chip startup


  • American City Business Journals

Gozie Ifesinachukwu, who once served as general manager of a SigmaTel business unit, has leveraged the SigmaTel assets he acquired from Integrated Device Technology to start a new company, Tempo Semic… Read More

EdTech survey: Competency-based education


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Is competency-based learning a fit for K-12? This month, we asked SmartBrief on EdTech readers about their plans to adopt this model and whether it's right for K-12. Here's what they said. Read More

Cable looks to broadband for future growth


  • SNL Financial (free content)

The cable industry had 55 million customers for high-speed data services in the third quarter and 54 million video customers, SNL Kagan reports. Cablevision Systems and Time Warner Cable each had more… Read More