Eyeing Isaac—MSOs Get Ready, Cable News Nets Get in Position
Having experienced Hurricane Katrina 7 years ago, operators in Isaac’s projected path were taking no chances Mon. Cox, whose footprint includes New Orleans and St Charles Parrish, planned to suspend normal business operations in LA and Northwest FL Mon evening to ensure the safety of employees. “As soon as it’s safe, our crews will return to the streets to assess damage to our plant and begin restoring any service outages as quickly as possible. As during other natural disasters, we will work closely with local power providers to fully restore Cox services,” a rep said. Other cable ops explain their preparations in today’s issue.
A federal appeals court ruled that a lower court was correct in granting the motion of several media industry plaintiffs to preliminarily enjoin online streaming service ivi from streaming their copyrighted content over the Web (Cfax, 2/23).
Amplifying the voices of young voters, MTV News and the net’s “Power of 12” campaign will cover the national conventions, including Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech Thurs, at 9:45pm and President Obama’s acceptance speech Sept 6 at 9:45pm, daily news coverage featuring conversations with voters and candidates, as well as special reports by MTV correspondents.