Broadband, Broadcast & Cable

CTAM SmartBrief

Marketing news for the cable industry

CTAM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

Viacom posts mixed results amid shift to new model

5/1/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Deadline.com

Viacom for the three-month period ending March 31 saw a 22% decline in ratings for its channels, though its ad revenue decreased by just 5%. The improved ad performance "suggests traction in non-Niels… Read More

NAB SmartBrief

Broadcast TV and radio industry news

NAB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Broadcasters

IHeartMedia grows core radio business in Q1

5/1/2015

  • MediaPost Communications

IHeartMedia in the first quarter boosted its revenue to $1.4 billion, a 4% jump compared with the same period last year. The results include a 4.1% revenue gain for its radio business to $697.8 millio… Read More

SBCA SmartBrief

Satellite broadcasting industry news

SBCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

Opinion: Ill. should reject proposed satellite TV tax

4/28/2015

  • News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana, Ill.), The

Lawmakers in Illinois should reject a proposed tax on satellite TV, because it is discriminatory and merely a ploy by cable firms to make satellite service more expensive, write DIRECTV's Andrew Reins… Read More

USTelecom dailyLead®

Telecommunications news

USTelecom dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: United States Telecom Association

Doctors, patients take to telemedicine

5/1/2015

  • Wired.com
  • Wired.com
  • Wired.com

Telemedicine is gaining traction among patients and physicians alike. "We're less reliant on touch as a diagnostic tool now, thanks to imaging," said Thomas Nesbitt of the University of California at … Read More

NCC Media SmartBrief

Cable industry advertising news

NCC Media SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NCC Media

Discovery shows strength in news demo, renews "Deadliest Catch"

4/27/2015

  • Deadline.com

Discovery Channel finished No. 1 among cable networks in the 25-to-54 demographic for the second full week in April based on Live+3 ratings. Discovery's "Deadliest Catch" was the top unscripted cable … Read More

SCTE SmartBrief

Cable telecommunication news.

SCTE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Midcontinent brings network upgrade to Midwest service area

4/29/2015

  • CEDMagazine.com

Midcontinent Communications is upgrading its cable TV and Internet network in the upper Midwest in partnership with Infinera. The companies have rolled out a packet optical transport networking platfo… Read More