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March 8, 2013News for the cable and broadband industry

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  • Outdoor Channel board wants to go with Kroenke's higher offer
    The board of Outdoor Channel Holdings has opted to go with an offer from Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which bid $8.75 per share in cash, over its deal where InterMedia would acquire the company for $8 a share. InterMedia must respond within four business days. Outdoor Channel, should it finalize its sale to Kroenke, would owe InterMedia a $6.5 million termination fee. Reuters (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Turner extends carriage deal with NCTC
    Turner Broadcasting System and the National Cable Television Cooperative, which represents almost 1,000 small and medium cable providers, have signed a long-term carriage deal. The pact, whose terms were not made public, covers such networks as CNN, TNT, TBS, Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network/Adult Swim. Broadcasting & Cable (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ESPN takes cautious approach to tapping sports metrics
    ESPN is trying to determine a programming balance between emphasizing metrics about athletes' performances and the entertainment value of its content. "It's definitely a struggle," ESPN analytics specialist Alok Pattani said at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. "There's this inherent idea with say, a stat like quarterback rating where they think they can watch the quarterback themselves and assess how good he is. You really have to overcome biases." Adweek (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Eye on Video 
  • Report: Studios' digital sales rose following closing of file-sharing site
    The federal seizure of file-sharing site Megaupload in 2012 helped boost revenue from digital sales and movie rentals for two top Hollywood studios by 6% to 10% in a dozen countries, according to research by Brett Danaher and Michael Smith. The Justice Department filed charges more than one year ago against site founder Kim Dotcom and six others for allegedly circulating more than $500 million in copyrighted content. The report does not name the studios, which cooperated with researchers without having "editorial control or oversight." IDEA at Carnegie Mellon University (3/7), Multichannel News (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cable-op makes moving easy
    Moving can be overwhelming, but CTAM's Marketing Co-op makes moving easy with The site offers tips on home Internet service, changing addresses and even getting moving quotes. Consumers simply enter in their new ZIP code to receive the latest cable offers in their area on bundle packages, high-speed Internet and home phone services. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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