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December 3, 2012News for the cable and broadband industry

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  • Fox Sports, Dodgers will stay at table to try to forge deal
    Fox Sports and the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to keep negotiating a long-term TV deal for another week, despite the end of a 45-day exclusive window. The deal on the table is said to be worth about $6 billion over 25 years, while the current 12-year agreement, which ends next year, is valued at about $350 million. The Hollywood Reporter (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AMC's "The Killing" looks to be back on track for Season 3
    Writers for the "The Killing" reportedly have started working on a third season, which will likely debut in May. The drama series' status after its second season was up in the air due to falling ratings, but a potential partnership with Netflix is said to have paved the way for AMC to bring it back, although negotiations with the Web-streaming company are ongoing. Variety (subscription required) (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Advanced Products 
  • Time Warner Cable adds Wi-Fi hot spots in Kansas City market
    Time Warner Cable, following Google's unveiling of its fiber-optic TV-Internet service in the Kansas City market, has launched more than a dozen Wi-Fi "hot spots" for customers in the area, with plans to add more locations. Time Warner Cable also is making available its Starter Internet, which has a guaranteed rate of $10 a month for two years, to eligible families. (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Competitive Watch 
  • Filing: Verizon seeks to take ad targeting to new level
    Verizon is seeking a patent for technology that would be able to serve ads based on TV viewers' moods, conversational topics and whether there are animals near the set. The technology would use infrared cameras and microphones to determine ads appropriate to a couple having an argument (a spot for marriage counseling) or a couple embracing (spots for a romantic getaway, contraceptives, flowers or romantic movies), according to examples listed in the filing. FierceCable (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • Watchapalooza/Chatter Matters executive highlights
    On Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. ET, CTAM Wired presents the executive highlights from its recent study Watchapalooza/Chatter Matters. Discover how moods, needs states, environmental context and psychographics affect content, platform and device choices to understand why consumers make the decisions they do. Then, discover the impact of social media and chatter (both online and offline) on engagement and TV viewing behaviors. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mark Greatrex, Cox Communications, speaks on leveraging cross-device viewing in the home

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