Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

TCM, Disney to collaborate on branded TV block, theme ride update

11/26/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Turner Classic Movies and Walt Disney Co. have teamed up for several content-marketing initiatives. Starting next month, TCM will begin airing "Treasures from the Disney Vault," a block of cartoons, m… Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

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

11/26/2014

  • 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

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

DIRECTV CEO expects U.S. approval of AT&T merger in Q2

11/25/2014

  • Boston Herald

DIRECTV CEO Michael White said he is "optimistic" that federal officials will approve the company's merger with AT&T in the second fiscal quarter of 2015. White also noted that there was "no set deadl… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

Amazon offers free 4K content to Prime customers

11/26/2014

  • Multichannel News

Members of Amazon's Prime Instant Video service will get their 4K content free when the company starts streaming Ultra HD fare, Amazon confirmed Tuesday, adding that the policy would extend to the pro… Read More

SmartGrid SmartBrief

News about the smart-grid industry

SmartGrid SmartBrief

Navigant: Smart grid revenue to grow $26B in 9 years

11/24/2014

  • DigiTimes
  • Energy Business Review
  • FierceSmartGrid

Global revenue from smart grids is forecast to reach $70.2 billion in 2023, compared with $44.1 billion this year, according to Navigant Research. "Transmission-system upgrades are being driven by the… Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

Pop's website will celebrate "fun of being a fan"

11/25/2014

  • Hollywood Reporter, The

Pop, the forthcoming new identity for TVGN, will use Tumblr as the platform for its website. Pop.com will include shareable GIFs, memes and user-generated material. "We're creating a destination that … Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Cable looks to broadband for future growth

11/26/2014

  • 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