Top stories:

• The Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MoCA), whose members include Comcast, Cox, EchoStar and Motorola, hit the 1 million deployments mark—or as the press release quips, "One Million MoCAs served." The coalition also welcomed Texas Instruments as a member and announced its third wave of certified products.

BroadLogic announced TeraPIX video processor to help cable operators maximize bandwith and transition to all-digital.

Cox Business Services customers increased 28% since 3Q of last year.

Michigan cable and video franchising bill could be decided this week—its opponents are lobbying hard.

GM extends sponsorship deal for CBS primetime series on Comcast on Demand [Reuters]

Competition Watch:

DBS sub growth seen slowing [Reuters]

AT&T plans wireless U-verse within two years [Poughkeepsie Journal] and adds Fox News Channel

Verizon targeting small towns with FiOS [Forbes]


Gospel Music Channel confirms performers for the Inspirational Country Music Awards, which GMC is broadcasting live on-air and online this Thursday

HDNet launches Dan Rather Reports on Nov. 14 [HDNet | FT]

Starz Kids & Family books holiday plans

Cartoon Network‘s original live-action movie, Re-animated, airs Dec. 8 

Lifetime puffs up Blue Smoke for February 

Queer Eye‘s Jai Rodriguez joins Si TV for Styleyes Miami, coming in March 

Lime launches local content

RHN.TV (Real Hip-Hop Network) goes public

• The Nov. issue of Pediatrics concludes that educational TV won’t harm tots and preschoolers 

Disney Channel characters play games with Nintendo 

Lifetime CEO Betty Cohen becomes a New York Women in Film and Television Muse on Dec. 14


Liberty Media reports Q3

OpenTV reports Q3

RealNetworks reports Q3


TelcoTV exhibitor press releases: BuLogics, Calix, Digital Fountain, Espial, ICTV, Kasenna, Mixed Signals, Modulus Video, Motorola, Netopia, Optibase, Pixelmetrix, RGB Networks, Ruckus Wireless, Sigma, Tut Systems, TVN, Tzero, Verimatrix, ViewNow, Wegener, Widevine

BridgePort Communications, a VoIP solution being tested by Time Warner Cable, raises $13 million in funding [Chicago Sun-Times]


• Former Fine Living GM John MacDonald joins Veoh Networks

Reggie Bradford‘s ViTrue staffs up following investments by Comcast and Turner Broadcasting

Quincy Smith named head of CBS Interactive

Nielsen Media establishes African American Advisory Council; the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau’s Cynthia Perkins Roberts is a member

Other news:

FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein writes in a Nov. 5 op-ed column in the San Francisco Chronicle that the commission’s media ownership ruling is "likely in early March 2007"

Comcast phasing out old Bay Area phone service [SF Chronicle]

WWE‘s "Cyber Sunday" (Nov. 5) attracted 14.6 million votes from 2.5 million fans during the three-hour PPV event

Napster Mobile launches in Japan

DVR users zap political ads [CNET]

WSJ‘s Walter Mossberg loves his Comcast HDTV

The Daily


SVOD Slowdown?

Deloitte Global predicts that in 2022, at least 150 million paid subscriptions to SVOD services will be canceled worldwide, with churn rates of up to 30% per market. The churn is a sign of a maturing market

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