MTV Nets/BET Nets won’t be manning a booth at the Cable Show’s floor this year, suggesting that the show is no longer a key deal-making venue. Instead, networks are in contact with distributors all year long. They’re also spending on shows where they reach a mix of consumers and press. Still, plenty of other nets will be on the floor in Boston next month.
 
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*Broadcasters deserve to be allowed to negotiate for compensation for their programming, NAB pres/CEO Gordon Smith said during his State of the Industry address Mon at the association’s annual trade show in Vegas. Here’s what he had to say about cable’s approach to retrans.
 

*Style Net has formed Style Media, a new global, multimedia content company focused on marketing to consumers’ lives, with new and expanded growth areas.

 

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