When CNN Worldwide pres Jeff Zucker keynoted RealScreen Summit last month, he hinted that a rebrand of HLN would be coming soon, but he added it was important that the net not entirely stray from its mission of news and headlines. On Mon, we learned how HLN is reinterpreting what that means as it announced a rebrand that it says will make it the first TV net for the social media generation. We spoke with HLN evp, gm Albie Hecht about what’s ahead, which includes everything from game shows to follow-docs to non-fiction shows.

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Move over, AT&T and Google Fiber. Overbuilder Grande also is readying a 1-Gigabit Internet service in Austin.
One of the complaints from subs over DirecTV dropping Weather Channel was that replacement net WeatherNation didn’t give them the local weather they wanted. Here’s how the net has responded plus Weather Channel’s move.
The zombies might walk slow but they beat the Olympians Sun night among adult viewers. More on this ratings story here.

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Broadband and cable operator are running into supply chain problems as they embark on construction—particularly for fiber.

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