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January 31, 2013News for the cable and broadband industry

  Business News 
  • New Warner Bros. CEO made his name through VOD success
    Kevin Tsujihara's success in deploying video-on-demand services in his role as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group president is said to have been a key factor in his being promoted to CEO of Warner Bros. Tsujihara worked closely with CTAM to develop its "Movies on Demand on Cable" brand as well as the $30 million "The Video Store Just Moved In" VOD promotional effort. Industrywide video-on-demand sales surged 11% in 2012, bringing in almost $2 billion, the Digital Entertainment Group reported. Variety (subscription required) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sources: Time Warner Center in NYC could soon be on the block
    Time Warner reportedly is mulling whether to put its 1.1-million-square-foot headquarters in New York up for sale. The Time Warner Center, which is located on Columbus Circle in Manhattan, could bring in more than $1 billion, according to Dan Fasulo of Real Capital Analytics. An industry source said Time Warner could opt to remain in its portion of the facility after a sale. Reuters (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Comcast aims Business Hospitality services at hotel market
    Comcast is launching a suite of products aimed at hotels, including video, high-speed Internet and voice services. Comcast Business Hospitality "includes 60 HDTV networks, Business Hospitality Ethernet, which will deliver download speeds up to 10 gigabits per second, and Business Hospitality Internet, which will offer speeds up to 100 Mbps," writes Steve Donohue. FierceCable (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Eye on Video 
  • Amazon won't say how its streaming unit is doing
    Amazon, as is its custom, declined to offer specific figures about the performance of its streaming services. However, Amazon says that membership in its Prime service and the percentage of Prime users who are screening video content have both grown "dramatically" compared with the same period last year, according to Thomas Szkutak, chief financial officer. "We will continue to expand our selection, both in terms of Amazon Instant Video as well Prime Instant Video, and we will do that in a number of different ways," Szkutak said. All Things D (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Kaitz Foundation Launches Hollywood Creative Forum in LA!
On 2/27/13 Kaitz Foundation hosts the 4th Annual Hollywood Creative Forum (HCF) in L.A. The HCF is free and connects network execs to professionals of color with mid-upper level writing, directing and producing credits in nonfiction/reality. Creatives apply here, Executives here by 2/13/13. Questions? HollywoodCreativeForum@walterkaitz.org
  Marketing Trends 
  • Time Warner Cable completes remake of home page
    Time Warner Cable, as part of an overhaul of its home page, has added geolocation tools that can tailor offers to potential customers based on their location. The site also features charts comparing various service tiers; a section with extensive FAQs, tutorials and videos; and 24-hour-a-day support via live chat. CEDMagazine.com (1/30), FierceCable (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cox creates network of Wi-Fi hot spots in Northern Virginia
    Cox Communications has installed more than 750 Wi-Fi hot spots in Fairfax County, Va., that can be accessed for free by its Preferred, Premier and Ultimate subscribers. For the time being, customers of other providers won't be able to use the hot spots, but at some point Cox will open them up to subscribers of members of the Cable WiFi alliance, which includes Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cablevision and Bright House Networks. Multichannel News (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • Recognizing excellence in cable and content marketing
    Mark your calendars for the 2013 Mark Awards call for entries on Feb. 20. Visit the Mark Awards website or join the CTAM Mark Awards group on LinkedIn for updates and/or answers regarding the application process. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Looking for someone? Let CTAM's Member Directory Help
    CTAM's Member Directory makes finding people easier than ever, thanks to the interactive "smart search" feature allowing you to find who you're looking with only a few details. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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