Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

TLC rebrands with campaign that seeks an emotional connection

7/23/2014

  • Hollywood Reporter (free content), The

TLC, formerly known as The Learning Channel, is embracing the "tender loving care" interpretation of its initials as part of a rebranding campaign. Ads will feature the tagline "Everyone needs a littl… Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

NAB: Broadcasters invest retrans revenues in local communities

7/23/2014

  • WHAM-TV (Rochester, N.Y.)

Broadcasters, in defending their right to charge pay-TV firms retransmission-consent fees, say that those revenues are "reinvested in the local community" via local news reports and emergency weather … Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

STELA bill will come before the House this week

7/21/2014

  • RBR.com

The House is set to vote this week on the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014. "This must-pass legislation is the product of strong bipartisan work within both the Energy and Commerce and Judiciary Comm… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

Why Xbox is ditching original content in favor of gaming

7/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Microsoft's move to shutter its Xbox original content unit is an admission that its marketing of the Xbox One as a media device has largely failed, according to this analysis. Xbox One sales have lagg… Read More

SmartGrid SmartBrief

News about the smart-grid industry

SmartGrid SmartBrief

FERC calls for revisions to grid-security plan

7/21/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S. energy regulators are calling on the North American Electric Reliability Corp. to resubmit portions of its proposal to beef up national grid security on the grounds that it doesn't go far enough … Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

FX waits on "Live + 3" ratings for "The Strain"

7/21/2014

  • Variety

FX delayed the release of ratings for its new drama "The Strain" until Nielsen issued its "Live + 3" numbers. Young-adult viewership of the show went up 64% with the delayed views taken into account. … Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Comcast posts gains in Q2, including in high-speed data

7/22/2014

  • Multichannel News
  • CNBC

Comcast reported net income of $1.99 billion for the second quarter, compared with $1.73 billion a year ago. Revenue was up 3.5% to $16.8 billion. Comcast slowed its video subscriber losses to a loss … Read More