Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

BBC America names Sarah Barnett as GM

11/24/2014

  • Hollywood Reporter, The

SundanceTV chief Sarah Barnett has been tapped to become president and general manager of BBC America, which is nearly 50% owned by Sundance parent AMC Networks. Starting early next year, Barnett will… Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

CBS keeps programming on DISH as talks continue

11/21/2014

  • Variety
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

CBS and DISH Network reportedly have extended the deadline for negotiating a new retransmission-consent agreement from Thursday to Tuesday afternoon, avoiding a programming blackout. Meanwhile, DISH c… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

Small firms consider self-insurance to control health care costs

11/17/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Large businesses have embraced self-insurance in recent years, and now the trend is starting to take hold with small-business owners, who are looking to reduce health care costs and increase transpare… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

Wheeler calls on private sector to lead cybersecurity charge

11/21/2014

  • Multichannel News

The private sector must lead in developing improved cybersecurity precautions and provide ways to share critical information among companies and the government, according to Tom Wheeler, chairman of t… Read More

SmartGrid SmartBrief

News about the smart-grid industry

SmartGrid SmartBrief

Consumer group says smart meters lead to more shutoffs

11/17/2014

  • Metering.com

A Canadian consumer group is threatening to file a complaint with energy regulators in Quebec over allegations that the installation of smart meters by public utility Hydro-Quebec has led to an increa… Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

Facebook to limit brand posts that look like ads

11/16/2014

  • Re/code
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Facebook plans to reduce the number of promotional posts from brands that appear in user feeds. Brands should expect organic reach of ad-like posts "to fall significantly," the company said. The move … Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Call for Papers sounded for 2015 Spring Technical Forum

11/20/2014

The Spring Technical Forum returns in 2015. Produced by NCTA, SCTE and CableLabs┬«, it's set to take place during INTX: The Internet & Television Expo, Tuesday through Thursday, May 5 to 7, 2015, in C… Read More