At NAB’s confab in Vegas on Tuesday Warner Brother Television Group president Bruce Rosenblum claimed we’re in the Golden Age of television, with the quality and caliber of content on broadcast and cable at its best and syndication at a high point. New devices for consumption, new forms of subscription VOD and vehicles for syndication revenue are top of mind.
 
Other top stories in the 4/18/12 issue of CableFAX Daily:
 
*Verizon FiOS has brought new homes on board in the Tampa Bay area. Over the next few months FiOS TV and HSD service will be made available to 17,700 additional households.
 
*NCTA is among 26 organizations that signed onto a letter to House leaders calling for cybersecurity legislation to let the private sector react quickly and without government bureaucracies. Here’s what the letter had to say.
 
*Ovation sponsored the 25th annual Americans for the Arts Nancy Hanks Lecture in DC at the Kennedy Center. Ovation CEO Charles Segars, Alec Baldwin and NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd participated in the talk. More on Baldwin’s hilarious storytelling here.
 
*The NBC O&Os will sell national advertising for 4 Comcast SportsNets. The partnership will be phased in across the markets over the next several months.

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The FCC’s $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program kicked off with a bang Wednesday, and some 825 providers sat ready to answer consumer questions and get folks signed up for subsidies. Thus far, all has gone to plan and consumer interest is coming in either consistent with or in excess of providers’ early predictions.

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