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March 1, 2013News for the cable and broadband industry

  Business News 
  • Smaller bundles could prove a model for pay TV
    Programming bundles on pay TV might not last forever, but executives say it's unlikely they would ever offer a full a la carte menu because of restrictions from content providers. A more likely scenario might be to create smaller, themed bundles for customers. The Wall Street Journal (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cablevision overcame Sandy costs during Q4
    Cablevision, despite $100 million in additional expenses from Hurricane Sandy, nearly doubled its fourth-quarter net income compared with the same period in 2011. Cablevision was able to offset extra costs with a $200 million payment from DISH Network to settle a lawsuit. Reuters (2/28), Multichannel News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Revenue rise for Mediacom in Q4
    Mediacom Communications in the fourth quarter posted increases in broadband connections that mitigated losses among video customers. The company's Mediacom unit boosted year-over-year quarterly revenue by 4.3%, to $228 million, while Mediacom Broadband increased revenue by 2.3%, to $171 million. (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The Need for Diameter Signaling Management in LTE
As LTE networks roll out worldwide, discussions are going on about the need to manage signaling—in particular, Diameter signaling. Some controversy exists over the methods to manage and control Diameter signaling in the most effective way. This article describes the reasons that support deploying Diameter signaling management solutions in an LTE network. Click here to learn more.

  Eye on Video 
Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

  Marketing Trends 
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.

  Advanced Products 
  • Comcast to police copyright violations without cutting off service
    Comcast will issue a series of alerts to broadband customers suspected of downloading copyrighted material without permission, but won't slow down connection speeds or cut off online access. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and others participating in the Center for Copyright Information's Copyright Alert System are imposing stronger penalties for repeat offenders, including temporary connection slowdowns and/or suspensions of service. Multichannel News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  Association News 
  • Celebrating 30 years of excellence
    Marketing and advertising within the cable industry have come a long way the last 30 years. This year, the Mark Awards celebrate 30 years of recognizing excellence within the cable industry. Make your mark in history and start your entry today. The deadline for entries is March 27. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CableMover Co-op is dotting the I's and crossing the T's for cable customers
    Moving is a lot to undertake, but CTAM's Marketing Co-op makes moving easy with CableMover. 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. The site also provides movers with the ability to change their mailing address, get moving tips and even moving quotes. Visit CableMover today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  People & Personalities 
  • Sundance promotes Sarah Barnett to president, GM
    Sarah Barnett, executive vice president and general manager of Sundance Channel, has been named president and general manager of the network. Her promotion comes as Sundance adds original content through its first scripted drama series, "Rectify," and the Jane Campion-directed telefilm, "Top of the Lake," set to air this month. Box blog (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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