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February 22, 2013News for the cable and broadband industry

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  Programming News 
  • CNBC acquires rights to "Nightly Business Report"
    CNBC has acquired the rights to "Nightly Business Report" from investment firm Atalaya Capital Management, and starting March 4 will produce the program from its New Jersey base. The longtime public television show has struggled in recent years to find funding and was dropped by PBS two years ago. Under CNBC's ownership, it will continue to be distributed by American Public Television to 180 outlets, while CNBC will look for new underwriters. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen will be paired with co-anchor Susie Gharib; co-anchor Tom Hudson is exiting. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Media Decoder blog (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Eye on Video 
  • Fanhattan bolsters app with Web-based video-search tool
    Fanhattan has added a Web portal to its original iPad application search tool for movie and TV content. The site will nearly double the number of video platforms it searches to 29, including a mix of premium sites, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon, as well as free-content providers. TechCrunch (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Trends 
  • NBCU's Curve Films spotlights growing "Indie Women" demo
    Curve Films, the NBCUniversal unit created to provide innovative ways to communicate metrics information to potential ad buyers, has unveiled its second short film. "The Indie Women" focuses on the phenomenon of women in their late 20s and older who are single and do not have children. More than 30 million American women are part of the demographic, and they "overindex in the consumption of certain products: fashion, travel, household products, health and nutrition," says Linda Yaccarino, NBCU's president for ad sales. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Media Decoder blog (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CeeLo Green helps bring his sake brand to TV
    Ty Ku is launching the first national TV campaign in the U.S. for a sake brand, writes Andrew Adam Newman. The Filter Creative Group spots star singer and brand co-owner CeeLo Green, who introduces the Japanese tradition of pouring sake for others with the tagline "Share on." AMC, BET and the Food Network are running the spots initially. "We want to be the first premium sake call brand," says Andrew Chrisomalis, Ty Ku's CEO. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • TV, Internet and phone offers just a click away
    Moving can be overwhelming, but CTAM's Marketing Co-op makes moving easy with 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 get moving quotes. Visit today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Make your Mark in cable history
    The Mark Awards is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Enter the competition to earn your mark in cable history; the call for entries started this week. What does winning look like? Take a look at some of last year's winning Distributors and Network/Content Providers. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  People & Personalities 
  • A&E hires 2 executives for programming units
    A&E has bolstered its scripted and unscripted programming efforts with the hiring of two executives. Gabriel Marano, vice president of scripted programming at Fox Television Studios, will join A&E's West Coast team as vice president of drama programming. Dave Mace, senior vice president of the VH1 Creative Lab at MTV Networks, will be based on the East Coast as A&E's vice president of nonfiction and alternative programming. The Hollywood Reporter (free content) (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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Senior Principal Regulatory Engineer Intelsat Washington, DC
Sales & Customer Service ManagerCCI SystemsIron Mountain, MI
Senior Director of HFC Access Engineering and OperationsCox CommunicationsAtlanta, GA
Supervisor, Network MaintenanceComcastFresno, CA
AT&T Wire TechnicianAT&TJackson, MS
HBO Sales Development ExecutiveHBOHouston, TX
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