As if negotiating between MVPDs and programmers wasn’t complicated enough, new entrants, including gaming console makers, are in the market. Is the mission to be complementary or does their presence add to the over-the-top threat? Microsoft corporate vp, media & entertainment Blair Westlake assured us that Xbox comes in peace, while at the same time making it clear that it wants to be an entertainment one-stop shop. Read more in today’s issue.

Also in the September 4 issue of CableFAX Daily:

Pac-12 Nets entered into the football-heavy Labor Day weekend without deals with DirecTV, DISH or AT&T.

Local TV and DirecTV reached a new retrans pact ahead of Sat’s deadline (Cfax, 8/30). Local has 17 stations in DirecTV’s footprint, including Memphis CBS affil WREG.
Cox LA made a lot of progress Fri in Isaac recovery efforts. Service had been restored to 83% of customers in Baton Rouge Fri afternoon.

Google said on its official blog that it’s shutting down its TV ads product, which it launched in ’07 in AdWords to bring digital buying and measurement to traditional TV ads.

The Daily


Senate Approves Rosenworcel to Chair FCC

No more questions over whether Jessica Rosenworcel will have to leave the FCC when her current term expires at the end of the year.

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact for more information.