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February 6, 2013News for the cable and broadband industry

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  • Liberty Global will pay $16 billion for Virgin Media
    U.K. pay-TV and Internet provider Virgin Media is being acquired by John Malone's Liberty Global for $16 billion. The deal, which is part of Liberty Global's push into European markets, could set up a bigger rivalry with British Sky Broadcasting, which is partly owned by News Corp. and is the U.K.'s top pay-TV provider. The Wall Street Journal (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Eye on Video 
  • Panel debates the changing world of content delivery
    Content still rules the world, but how it's delivered will continue to evolve because of the DVR and emerging digital platforms, according to a panel of media executives at an industry event in West Hollywood, Calif. However, it's important to note that digital media and Hollywood have different business models, said FX Networks President John Landgraf. "Amazon and Google operate on low [profit] margins but are based on [high] volume," he said. "In Hollywood, we operate based more on margin than volume. If you have the sense we should get religion and just care about volume, you don't understand the content business." The Hollywood Reporter (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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 
  • TBWA\Chiat\Day will create brand identity for beIN Sport net
    Startup beIN Sport has tapped TBWA\Chiat\Day's New York office to develop its brand and produce promotional ads. The network, despite having funding from Al Jazeera and a lineup of soccer games from France's Ligue 1 and other top leagues, faces a tall task in vying for attention alongside bigger rivals like ESPN and Fox Sports. Adweek (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Association News 
  • Cable-op makes moving easy
    Moving can be overwhelming, but CTAM's Marketing Co-op makes moving easy with CableMover. The site offers tips on home Internet service, changing addresses and even getting moving quotes. 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. 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 for with only a few details. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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