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March 19, 2013News for the cable and broadband industry

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  • John Malone's Liberty Media to buy Charter stake, sources say
    John Malone's Liberty Media reportedly is in final talks to acquire 27% of Charter Communications. The investment in Charter would mark Malone's re-entry into the U.S. cable sector after selling Tele-Communications to AT&T for $48 billion in 1999. Liberty reportedly will acquire the holdings from Apollo Global Management, Oaktree Capital Management and other private-equity firms. The Wall Street Journal (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Outdoor Channel's profit takes hit from ad, programming costs
    Outdoor Channel in the fourth quarter posted an 8% rise in revenues to $25.4 million, compared with the same period in 2011, but saw its net income fall to $1.25 million from $1.46 million because of increases in ad costs and the number of programs. Ad revenue was up 4% to $11.8 million, and subscriber income rose 6% to $5.7 million. The network is in the process of being sold to Kroenke Sports & Entertainment for about $227 million. Multichannel News (3/18), MediaPost Communications/MediaDailyNews (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HGTV, HSN plant seeds for new retail-content partnership
    HGTV Home Outdoor Living is the name of a new initiative on HSN that features a retail component and special content. The plan for the partnership calls for HGTV personalities to make appearances on HSN to present such items as plants, lighting and garden tools. The initiative also will include original TV and online programming on both networks, as well as "digital storefronts" on an HGTV microsite and DIY information on HSN.com. MediaPost Communications/MediaDailyNews (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T offers free Wi-Fi device to new U-verse customers
    AT&T through July 27 is offering new customers of its U-verse High-Speed Internet service their choice of one of four Wi-Fi devices: an Xbox 360, Sonos Play:3, Kindle Fire or a Nexus 7 tablet. AT&T also has unveiled new applications, including a Jukebox app that lets users expand their playlists by asking up to six others to join a "Party," as well as an interactive workout app with customizable features. CEDMagazine.com (3/18), Multichannel News (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CTAM Wired takes a leap into the future
    Major digital platform providers such as Google, Apple, Microsoft and even Amazon have set their sights on the TV -- what they see as the next screen to dominate. The existing TV service providers, programmers and advertisers aren't going to take this lying down. Discover why consumers are shifting their use of the TV and the opportunity it is creating for platform providers to make a play for the future of the living room during the next CTAM Wired on March 20 at 4 p.m. ET. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HP exec Christian Pape to head innovation at CableLabs
    Christian Pape, a longtime executive at Hewlett-Packard, has been named vice president of innovation at CableLabs. Pape previously worked with CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney when the latter was chief technology officer of HP's Personal Systems unit. Multichannel News (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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