Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

FCC plan would overhaul Lifeline program to focus on broadband

5/28/2015

  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler today is expected to introduce a plan to overhaul the FCC's $1.7 billion Lifeline program so that it addresses broadband access. The proposal wil… Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

National Guard sees TV, radio ads as vital to recruitment effort

5/28/2015

  • Inside Radio (subscription required)
  • Inside Radio (subscription required)

The Army National Guard has had to temporarily pull its national radio and TV ad buys due to contractual issues, but it plans to resume the ads as soon as possible. The radio and TV campaign remains a… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

Charter reaches $55B deal for Time Warner Cable

5/26/2015

  • Bloomberg
  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)
  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

Charter Communications has announced a $55 billion cash and stock acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Charter also plans to acquire Bright House Networks; the new combined company would have a base of 2… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

Fortinet to buy Meru Networks, targets enterprise Wi-Fi market

5/28/2015

  • ZDNet

Fortinet said it will purchase Meru Networks, a provider of secure Wi-Fi networking tools. Included in the deal is Meru's engineering team, patent portfolio and 14,000 customers. Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

AMC wants to be "eclectic by design," Charlie Collier says

5/26/2015

  • Broadcasting & Cable

Charlie Collier, president and general manager of AMC and SundanceTV, talks about the former's programming plans following the series conclusion of "Mad Men" and the need to continue taking creative r… Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Survey: Web-connected TVs are in 56% of U.S. homes

5/28/2015

  • Broadcasting & Cable

The percentage of U.S. households with an Internet-connected TV has grown to 56%, up from 44% in 2013 and 24% in 2010, the Leichtman Research Group has found in a survey. Nearly 30% of adults watch co… Read More