Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

Technology fuels new ways to find creative talent

8/21/2014

Nickelodeon's open call for animated series ideas at Comic-Con in July is one of several ways that cable networks are "tapping into the general public for talent," Nick Friedman writes. "[W]ith the sp… Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

Dan Mellon is named GM of Sinclair's WJLA in Washington

8/21/2014

  • MediaBistro.com

Dan Mellon has been named general manager of Sinclair Broadcast Group's ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., the company announced. Sinclair also said Tony D'Angelo will be the general manager o… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

ViaSat to focus on bringing in new revenue, not new subscribers

8/18/2014

  • Space News International
  • Advanced Television

ViaSat reported higher revenues equivalent to about 30,000 new subscribers in its most recent quarter, although total customer figures remained the same. The satellite broadband provider said it was f… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

Report: U.S. wireline services will approach $35B by 2020

8/21/2014

  • Channel Partners

Services revenue in the U.S. wireline sector will reach nearly $35 billion in the next six years, according to Transparency Market Research. The current value of the sector is $19.1 billion, and if th… Read More

SmartGrid SmartBrief

News about the smart-grid industry

SmartGrid SmartBrief

Holley Metering to use EnVerv PLC modem chip for Thai project

8/18/2014

  • Metering.com

Holley Metering will employ EnVerv's EV8000 power-line communications modem system-on-a-chip device for advanced metering infrastructure products to be deployed in Thailand. Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

Shark Week ads enhanced with augmented reality capabilities

8/19/2014

  • Mobile Marketer

Discovery Channel is using the Blippar mobile advertising application to provide augmented reality enhancement to ads shown during its Shark Week programming. Blippar and Discovery also partnered with… Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Comcast provides Xfinity On Campus service to college students

8/21/2014

  • Multichannel News
  • USA Today

Comcast is pursuing the college demographic by making live TV and on-demand videos available through Wi-Fi networks on seven college campuses. The Xfinity On Campus service offers about 80 channels an… Read More