It was the rookie series that many critics thought would have to wait another year to earn a deserved Emmy, but “Homeland” dominated Sun’s awards telecast. The series netted Showtime its 1st-ever Outstanding Drama Series win, with the series also scoring a best writing award and leads Damian Lewis and Claire Danes winning. CableFAX chats with Showtime Nets chmn/CEO Matt Blank about this pivotal “tipping point.”
 
Google’s new to the fiberhood, but it’s already raising the same concerns cable’s competitors have for years. Having difficulty obtaining must-have live regional programming, Google is concerned about the FCC allowing the program exclusivity ban to sunset on Oct 5. More from cable’s competitors on the topic.
 
FCC chmn Julius Genachowski at a forum by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Mon said Comcast’s Internet Essentials program needs to benefit both the public and business and should be executed smoothly. The chmn offers thoughts on his broadband priority list.
 
Cablevision filed a brief Fri in support of Fox and other broadcasters suing the Internet streaming start-up Aereo. The MSO believes Aereo is seeking an expansion of CVC’s public-performance holding that would extend it far beyond the case’s facts. CVC makes its case.

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C-band Auction Concludes

The C-band auction officially came to a close Friday after 97 rounds of bidding that grossed just under $81bln, cementing its place as the highest-grossing spectrum auction held in the US. FCC chairman Ajit

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