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FEMALE POWERHOUSE. Check out these casual shots of the CableFAX 2013 Most Powerful Women in Cable!
 
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April 16: Boost Viewer Engagment with Entertainment Metadata FREE Webinar

May 1: Cablefax's Tech Breakfast & Roundtable Discussion in LA

May 2: Call for Nominations - Top Operators

May 7: Participation TV 2.0 Webinar: Turning Audience Involvement into Profit

May 21: Cablefax's Digital & Tech Summit

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CABLE SHAPES UP! Members of CableFit #teamplatform at NCTA get ready to run a St. Patrick’s Day 8K road race, spanning the U.S. Capitol grounds and National Mall on March 9, (back row, l. to r.): Julie Hance, Ethan Buch, Frank Gallagher, Kristin Buch, Steven Morris, Lisa Hamilton, Scot Donaldson, Rob Stoddard, Rick Stoddard; (front row, l. to r.): Kelly Allers, Kat Stewart, Esther Song, Carleigh Blewett, Lisa Otto.  NCTA’s team finished 11th in a field of 54.





DISNEY & DEES: Radio Disney and Dees Entertainment announced a distribution agreement on April 10 that will provide radio in the US access to the Radio Disney Top 30. Pictured: Ernie D, Creative Director, Programming/On-Air Talent; Rick Dees, CEO, Dees Entertainment; Joe Kieley, SVP, Programming, Dees Entertainment; Bob Catania, VP, Affiliate Relations/Dees Entertainment and Phil Guerini, VP, Programming and General Manager, Radio Disney.


An Interview with Time Warner Cable’s Dinni Jain
Here's a bit more from CableFAX Daily's interview with Time Warner Cable's new COO, who didn't have to come back to cable but says he was convinced by TWC CEO Rob Marcus' audacious desire to make customers "love us."...
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Smart Dashboard, Smart Map 2.0, for Midterm
With the company’s political ad business growing every election cycle (from $2.3 million a decade ago to more than $9 million in 2012), it only makes sense for NCC Media to host its upfront in DC (for the first time). At the iconic Union Station Thursday night, to be more exact, walking distance from the US Capitol....
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Comings & Goings
Guess which cable exec has more the 200 Mariah Carey CDs?...
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English Speakers Welcome - Univision Deportes Preps for World Cup
Today I got a demo of the Univision Deportes app, which officially launched a few weeks ago. Do I speak Spanish? No. But you can get it all in English. With an added bonus: Since the content itself is in Spanish, you still get to hear that famous GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL! Here are the highlights....
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Comcast-TWC - What Do Consumers Get Out of It?
What the merger means for consumers, Back9Network in the spotlight and Cablevision execs shuffle roles....
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Doing Well, Doing Good
TWC chmn & CEO Rob Marcus was honored with the UJA-Federation of New York’s Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award Tues evening—and the theme was “doing well, doing good.”...
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Better Together? Comcast, TWC Make Case for Coupling
Comcast and TWC talk coupling, Weather Channel's back on DirecTV and NCAA March Madness does well with digital....
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Upfrontly Speaking - Discovery Highlighting Digital, Scripted & Live Events
Discovery Comm used its upfront to announce that it's partnering with Imagine 's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to launch digital studio New Form. The jv will be helmed by Kathleen Grace and will focus on "high-quality, scripted and unscripted programming for today's digital viewers." At its upfront presentation at NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center....
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Cut Some Slack to America‘s Independent Cable System Operators
With ACA (the American Cable Association) holding its annual Summit in Washington, DC last week, we had a chance to hear about the issues that keep our country’s independent cable operators up at night. Mary M. Collins, president and CEO of the Media Financial Management Association, reports for CableFAX....
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Television Franchise Fees in the United Kingdom
Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO of The Cable Center, discusses how the UK regulates broadband and its effect on consumers and innovation....
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From New York to Hong Kong - How to Master Leading Virtual Teams
Leading teams in today’s business environment is more complicated when group members are located across different cities, states and continents. And today, more than ever, people are leading—or participating in—virtual teams. CableFAX columnist Esther Weinberg reports....
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Do We Have More in Common with Aereo or Local Broadcasters?
It’s important to consider Aereo and other OTT (over the top) services as being a battle royal for television and not just for broadcasters, argues Mary M. Collins, president and CEO of the Media Financial Management Association....
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Glenn Jones and the Mind Extension Business
One of the most interesting oral histories in The Cable Center’s collection belongs to Glenn R. Jones and his vision of the future from almost 15 years ago. Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO of The Cable Center, takes us back to his fascinating past....
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Failing Up - Strategies for Making Failure Your Winning Secret
As we’re sandwiched between the Olympics and the Academy Awards, you could say winning and losing is all around us. High stakes victory and high stakes failure abound. When you fail inside an organization, there is frequently a reluctance to communicate and a lack of transparency. People want you to take responsibility for your actions. And they want to know what you are going to do now to course correct. Here are some tips on how to learn from failure....
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The Circle of Life - Commentary by Steve Effros
Now maybe it's just because I've been around all this stuff for a long time, but I was amused lately as I navigated through my websites and home pages when I realized that Google has started something "new" that many of us remember from some time ago....
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Taking Penalty Kicks With beIN Sports' Christian Vieri
During my adventures at Time Warner Cable Studios this past weekend (stay tuned for a slideshow later this week on CableFAX.com), I had the opportunity to chat with Italian soccer legend Christian Vieri at beIN Sports’ “Soccer Experience.” He was on hand to discuss his new gig at the network as a sports broadcaster on the show “The Locker Room.” I also got a few tips on how to take a penalty kick....
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