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February 12, 2013News for the cable and broadband industry

  Business News 
  • Starz extends deal for Sony movies through 2021
    Starz, which in December lost out to Netflix on rights to Walt Disney Co. movies, has renewed a similar pact with Sony Pictures Entertainment through 2021. Under the five-year extension, Sony will receive a small increase over its current estimated yearly fee of $200 million, which covers licenses for 35 to 40 titles a year, according to Morgan Stanley. The Wall Street Journal (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Massillon Cable rebrands as MCTV
    Massillon Cable has changed its brand name and that of its Clear Picture TV unit to MCTV to represent its full scope of video, voice and data services. The Ohio-based company also has adopted a new tagline: "We go the extra smile." Multichannel News (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Understand the State of Influencer Marketing
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Ten Essentials for Securing LTE Networks
Service providers must choose high-throughput, right-featured, and flexible security solutions to ensure a competitive advantage. Only then can they build out their networks to take advantage of the growth opportunities. Download the whitepaper to understand the security capabilities to be considered to implement carrier-class network firewalls.

  Eye on Video 
  • Yahoo could have the first real Web hit in "Burning Love"
    Yahoo's "Burning Love," which parodies reality dating shows such as "The Bachelor," has become the "breakout" hit the Web-video industry has been waiting for, according to this article. The second season of the show debuts on Thursday, and the first season will begin running on E! on Feb. 25. PHD is handling sponsorships for the second and third seasons, with plans calling for clients Foot Locker, HBO, Lord & Taylor and Safeway to advertise. Adweek (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
10 Common Website Scenarios That Make a Web CMS Essential
Not running a CMS (Content Management System) yet for your website? Get this guide for 10 common scenarios where a Web CMS is essential. Website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users of any level, to create and manage website content with ease.

  Marketing Trends 
  • ESPN showcases clutch plays in push for streaming app
    ESPN is promoting its WatchESPN application with several spots that highlight clutch plays in various sports through the eyes of two imaginary, animated fans: Vic and Steve. "They are true sports fans, and you will see them throughout the year talking about different sports," Adriana Rizzo, ESPN's senior director of consumer marketing, said of the campaign developed by 72andSunny. ClickZ (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cable needs to tell its broadband story, Time Warner Cable chief says
    The cable industry has not been effective in touting its role in introducing broadband to the U.S. market, Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt said at an industry event in Boulder, Colo. "We brought broadband to America," Britt said. "We are the industry that people love to hate. But we don't tell that story." FierceCable (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    CTAM's Research and Resources pages offer one-stop access to original studies, compiled reports and fresh statistics that will help you weave your way to subject-matter expertise like a champ. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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