Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

Science Channel picks OWN's Rita Mullin for GM role

4/15/2014

  • TheWrap.com

Rita Mullin, OWN's executive vice president of programming and development, in June will become general manager of Discovery Communications sibling Science Channel. Mullin succeeds Debbie Adler Myers.… 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

Broadcom aims to ease Wi-Fi traffic at home

4/15/2014

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

Broadcom today introduced Xstream, a chip that it is currently sampling with customers and will put into volume production in this quarter for inclusion in consumer devices by the holiday shopping sea… 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

Reality genre's continuing success spurs megadeals

4/7/2014

  • Hollywood Reporter (free content), The

As cable networks continue to expand their unscripted programming, production companies specializing in the genre are being acquired for huge sums. The deals range from a reported $50 million each for… Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Nagra's DRM for UltraViolet cleared by DECE

4/15/2014

  • CEDMagazine.com

The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem gave its approval for Nagra's digital-rights management system for streaming UltraViolet content to open devices. The Nagra MediaAccess Persistent Rights Ma… Read More