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January 30, 2013News for the cable and broadband industry

  Business News 
  • Charter inks carriage deal with CBS
    Charter Communications and CBS Corp. have reached a new carriage deal that covers Showtime, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel and all CBS-owned stations. The agreement also calls for Charter subscribers eventually to be able to screen CBS' prime-time lineup on demand and will soon include access to Showtime Anytime, which will offer Showtime content on desktop and mobile devices. Multichannel News (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CNN's managing editor exits as Zucker revamps network
    Changes continue at CNN under new President Jeff Zucker, with the network's managing editor, Mark Whitaker, announcing his departure. CNN also has tapped ABC News' Chris Cuomo to play a "major role" in a new morning program and is in talks with current morning anchor Soledad O'Brien about what she will do next. Other changes include the exits of husband-and-wife pundits James Carville and Mary Matalin as well as conservative political analyst Erick Erickson. The Wall Street Journal (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Programming News 
  • Starz adds ballet-themed drama series to development slate
    Starz plans to create an original drama series about a young ballet dancer and the challenges she faces in trying to succeed at a top company in New York. The series is being developed by Moira Walley-Beckett ("Breaking Bad"), Lawrence Bender ("Inglourious Basterds") and Kevin Brown ("Roswell"). Multichannel News (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Eye on Video 
  • HBO will let subscribers watch shows before Super Bowl Sunday
    HBO is offering subscribers the ability to watch its Sunday night lineup of "Girls" and "Enlightened" on Saturday, anticipating viewers' potential conflict with the Super Bowl. The ability to screen the shows in advance via On Demand or its HBO Go second-screen service is a one-time offering because of the extreme popularity of the Super Bowl, writes Steve Smith. MediaPost Communications/MoBlog (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Trends 
  • USA gives sneak peek at summer series "Graceland"
    USA Network, during Tuesday night's episode of "White Collar," was scheduled to air its first promotional clip for the new series "Graceland." The latter, which will launch this summer, is about a cadre of agents from the DEA, FBI and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency who must share quarters in a Southern California beach house as part of an undercover operation. The Hollywood Reporter/The Live Feed blog (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advanced Products 
  • Charter: FCC waiver is needed for transition to digital
    Charter Communications, which is seeking a two-year waiver from a federal ban on using set-top boxes with integrated security, is citing the high cost of producing boxes that work with the removable CableCARD and its forthcoming downloadable video security technology. The downloadable security feature is integral to the cable provider's switch to an all-digital system, the company said, and it wants to use an integrated security system during the rollout. Light Reading Cable (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • Specialized content and knowledge sharing
    The upcoming CTAM Unplugged event, at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta on Feb. 6, is open for registration. Join Jill Campbell, EVP & COO at Cox Communications, as she discusses the rollout and impact of organizational changes, new product enhancements and next-generation personal video experiences. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 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
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