Fox News promoted Judith Slater to vp, controller. — Time Inc hired former Viacom research guru Betsy Frank as chief research and insights officer. — MTV promoted Liz Gateley to svp, series devo and animation for MTV and MTV2 and Chris Linn to svp, production for series devo and animation for MTV and MTV2. — Reggie Bradford has left as Tandberg TV’s pres. CEO Eric Cooney will take over the company’s US operation. — VH1 promoted Rick Beispel to svp, natl ad sales. — SCTE’s newly elected directors: Charter’s Keith Grunberg, TW Cable’s Bob Macioch, Cox’s Vicki Marts, Comcast’s Marc Broadnax, Mediacom’s Tommy Hill, TW Cable’s Steven Johnson, Corning’s Deane Olmsted, Tech Consultants’ Walter Ciciora, SeaChange’s Yvette Gordon-Kanouff and Rogers’ Dermot O’Carroll.

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FCC Tees Up 5.9GHz Rules

Cable is celebrating the FCC ’s plans to vote at its November meeting on a proposal to open up the 5.9GHz band for unlicensed uses, like WiFi. FCC chmn Ajit Pai circulated new rules that would make the lower

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