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February Was For the Nerds

@juliannetwin

February 27, 2014

Welcome to the February edition of highlights in cable entertainment and programming news. Here you will find insider information on TV ratings, show renewals, new networks and shows, unique programmer news, show-runner updates and more! Also, for previews of new cable seasons and sneak peeks for shows, don’t forget to check out NCTA’s TV Trailer Page. History…

Broadband & Internet

I'm Jealous of Europe's Cheese, Not its Broadband

@johnsolit

February 27, 2014

There’s something about traveling to Europe that makes an American like me wildly envious. Why can’t we have wine like theirs or pastries like theirs or take three-hour siestas like they do? Some even ask why we can’t have broadband like theirs. But when you compare broadband speed, investment, and ability in America and Europe,…

The Cable Show

The Cable Show 2014 to Host 48-Hour Student Film Competition

@johnsolit

February 25, 2014

In 2008 it was the Battle of the Bands. In 2012, a world class Hack-a-Thon.  This year…? The Cable Show has a way of surprising even the most veteran cable insider with special events that can’t be seen anywhere else. And true to form, The Cable Show 2014 is partnering with ShortsHD – The Short…

Cable Programming

Are Americans Addicted To TV?

@johnsolit

February 21, 2014

In 2011, American households watched an average of eight and a half hours of television every day. That’s more TV than any other nation tracked by the OECD. And we didn’t sneak into the lead with a few extra tenths of a point – we watch nearly double the TV consumed by second-place Hungary. So…

Cable Programming

The Olympics of Television

@juliannetwin

February 20, 2014

Americans didn’t  just watch the Sochi Olympics on TV – they consumed it across all devices. As NBCUniversal research president Alan Wurtzel put it, “I think what you’re seeing are people who are watching it on digital and consuming it there, but they are circling back to television and TV leads us back to digital,…

Technology & Devices

Are We Nearing the End of the Couch Potato Era?

@johnsolit

February 14, 2014

I love television. Coming home, flopping on the sofa and getting into a few episodes of True Detective feels really good. And being in the midst of the oft-discussed Golden Age of Television means there’s never a shortage of great stuff to watch. But thanks to smart technology, near ubiquitous Wi-Fi, and social networking apps, what…

Industry News

NCTA Joins Coalition Calling For More Unlicensed Spectrum to Spur Wi-Fi Innovation

@johnsolit

February 13, 2014

Hardly 15 years old, Wi-Fi technology has become the fuel for the hundreds of millions of connected devices we rely on every day. It’s allowed us to push the limits of wireless technology and innovate in unimagined ways. In fact, a new economic study released today finds that unlicensed spectrum generated $222 billion in value…