New year, new FCC, same old retrans rules. But cable companies continue to push for change—and with Time Warner Cable busy with merger madness, others are carrying some of the weight, such as Cox, Bright House and Mediacom. Here’s what the MSOs have asked of the FCC and lawmakers.

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Cable/telecom was all over President Obama’s State of the Union address Tues night, from AMC’s “Mad Men” to A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” to broadband programs. Here’s a rundown of the industry’s mentions plus a look at how ratings played out.
TiVo is aiming to beef up its content discovery and recommendation services, proposing a $135mln acquisition of Digitalsmiths.

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Canada, U.S. Working on Semiconductor Investments

Canada wants to solidify its place among the semiconductor powerhouses of North America, and it is offering a $36 million CAD contribution to Ottawa-based Ranovus to support a $100 million project to advance the domestic production and manufacturing of semiconductor products and services.

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