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September 19, 2012News for the cable and broadband industry

  Business News 
 
  • NATPE will mark event's 50th year in January
    NATPE's 50th anniversary conference and market, which will be held Jan. 28 to 30 in Miami Beach, Fla., will have the theme "Beyond Disruption" to signify TV's continuing ability to flourish, according to Rod Perth, the organization's new president and CEO. The group also will present its Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards to "Modern Family" executive producer Steven Levitan, reality TV writer-producer John Langley and BET CEO Debra Lee. The Hollywood Reporter (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Four Diameter Use Cases to Consider when Planning for IMS
IMS networks introduce unique challenges into the Diameter signaling infrastructure. Though there are a handful of potential challenges facing Diameter in IMS networks, this paper highlights four scenarios operators should consider. From tactical to strategic, they provide guidance to keep networks operating efficiently and ways to monetize the IMS assets.
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  Programming News 
  • HBO plans dark drama "Nutshell Studies"
    Director Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") is on board as co-executive producer and director for HBO's adaptation of "The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death," a novel by Corinne May Botz about a homemaker who lives in a small town in the 1950s and tries to solve horrific crimes. Novelist and TV writer Sara Gran ("Southland") will write the script and co-executive produce, while Botz will serve as a consultant. The Hollywood Reporter (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
5 tips for managing negative online comments
The Internet gives your customers a voice online, but what can you do when that voice is yelling negative comments? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

  Eye on Video 
 
  • 20th Century Fox to release HD movies online before retail
    20th Century Fox has become the first top Hollywood studio to make HD versions of its titles available online before their DVD/Blu-ray release. Fox will release virtual versions three weeks before they get to retail, and market them for $15 or less. TechCrunch (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Marketing Trends 
 
Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

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  Advanced Products 
  • Why cable and Wi-Fi are perfect together
    Cable's development of Wi-Fi services inside and outside the home is improving the industry's bottom line while helping it become more competitive with the mobile industry, writes Carl Weinschenk, senior editor of Broadband Technology Report. "Eventually, Wi-Fi will end up being the technology that enables the industry to fill the gaping hole in its arsenal: a comprehensive mobile voice and data service," he writes. Broadband Technology Report (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Comcast taps Technicolor to support Extreme 305 service
    Comcast has released a new version of its Xfinity Wireless Gateway to support its Extreme 305 data service, which offers speeds of 305 Mbps downstream and 65 Mbps upstream to customers in most of the Northeast. The DOCSIS 3.0 gateway device from Technicolor is designed to ensure wireless speeds coming into the home are maintained by the in-home wireless network. Light Reading Cable (9/18), CEDMagazine.com (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • Tell the future with virtual dollars and win big
      
    Make your predictions on movies, sports, the cable industry and more with CTAM Predict. Will the number of homes with OTT services reach 40 million by the end of 2012? Place your fantasy bets and win prizes. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Face Time sessions open for registration
    CTAM Summit's Face Time sessions are 30-minute, off-the-record, informal Q&A sessions to ask your burning questions of a top executive, and are limited to 50 attendees. Sunday, Oct. 14, Face Time sessions will include: Stephen Colafrancesco, Bright House Networks, Jeffrey Hirsch, Time Warner Cable, Julie Simon, Fox Networks Group and Jack Wakshlag, Turner Broadcasting. Register now before space fills up (closed to press). LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  People & Personalities 
  • Former Cablevision, Time Warner Cable execs join Charter
    Charter has filled two top positions. Longtime Cablevision executive Kathleen "Kip" Mayo has been hired as its executive vice president of customer operations. Also, Tom Adams, a regional vice president of operations at Time Warner Cable, will be Charter's executive vice president of field operations. Multichannel News (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Director of Commercial ProductAtlantic BroadbandQuincy, MA
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Telecommunications Manager, AssistantClick! Cable TVTacoma, WA
Executive Producer Investigations/ConsumerBroadcastPhoenix, AZ
Weekend MeterologistBroadcastPhoenix, AZ
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Ambassador Trentino: I am willing to do anything to prevent this war.

Rufus T. Firefly: It's too late. I've already paid a month's rent on the battlefield."
--Ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern) and Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx), "Duck Soup"

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