Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

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

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

Why TV is starting to adopt advertising technology

7/18/2014

  • Advertising Age (free access for SmartBrief readers)

With Cablevision, DISH Network and DIRECTV supporting addressable TV ads, and just about every TV buyer and seller looking into audience-based ad buys, "[d]igital ad tech is finally making its way int… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

IEEE forms 25 Gigabit Ethernet study group

7/23/2014

  • Network World
  • VentureBeat

Given interest in defining specs and standards for a 25Gbps Ethernet is growing, IEEE has established a 25G study group chaired by Cisco's Mark Nowell. The IEEE announcement comes three weeks after fo… 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

Yahoo buys app-analytics firm Flurry in $200M deal

7/21/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Yahoo is purchasing Flurry, a mobile application analytics company, in a $200 million deal that it hopes will deliver a boost to its mobile ad revenue. Flurry has partnered with more than 8,000 app pu… 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