Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

South African comic Trevor Noah will be next "Daily Show" host

3/30/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, has been named as the next host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," succeeding Jon Stewart. Noah has made three appearances as a correspondent … Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

Broadcasters face tough road ahead if pay-TV consolidations continue

3/30/2015

  • RBR.com

Ninety-five percent of the MVPD subscribers in the U.S. are controlled by just 13 companies, Leichtman Research Group says, and just four companies account for two-thirds of those subscribers. That se… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

Vessel video service offers free trial of premium version

3/24/2015

  • Verge, The
  • Hollywood Reporter, The

Vessel, the streaming video service launched by ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, is offering users a complimentary 12-month subscription to its premium service. The premium tier, which costs $2.99 a month, gi… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

Report: Children are taking to multiscreen viewing

3/30/2015

  • Advanced Television (free registration)

Children 5 to 16 are spending more than twice as many hours in front of a screen than in 1995, and increasingly are viewing content on multiple devices simultaneously, Childwise says. Read More

SmartGrid SmartBrief

News about the smart-grid industry

SmartGrid SmartBrief

SolarCity debuts microgrid integrated energy-storage solution

3/16/2015

  • Breaking Energy

SolarCity is breaking into the commercial energy market with the launch of its microgrid product that integrates energy-storage solutions and capabilities. SolarCity's Daidipya Patwa says the new offe… Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

Knights Templar will be focus of History drama series

3/24/2015

  • Multichannel News

History is working on a new scripted series about the development and persecution of the Knights Templar. "Knightfall" will star Jeremy Renner and be a joint production of A+E Studios, Midnight Radio … Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Oracle touts NFV performance with Intel server technology

3/26/2015

  • V3.co.uk (U.K.)

Oracle says it is the first company to deliver carrier-grade performance on its network services orchestration platform using Intel's servers and Open Network Platform. Oracle demonstrated its perform… Read More