Just like Dorothy, you can go back home. Even if you’re an FCC commissioner. Republican commish Ajit Pai continued touring his home state of KS Thurs, spending the morning in Oswego for the FCC’s Rural Broadband Roundtable. He grew up in Parsons, about 20 miles away. CableFAX spoke with him by phone Thurs to gauge his views on how the Commission can help facilitate cable’s broadband rollout to rural areas. Read more in today’s issue.

Also in the September 7 issue of CableFAX Daily:

Cablevision’s Kristin Dolan weighs in on the MSO’s new branding initiative as well as messaging for customers during retrans standoffs, like the one currently underway with Tribune.

Partly due to weaker sales, SeaChange swung to a loss of $6.8mln vs a small profit of $777K a year ago.

The NFL on NBC averaged 23.9mln viewers Wed night, while the combined telecast of Night 2 of the DNC on cable and broadcast snagged 25.1mln, according to Nielsen figures.

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AMC Studios entered into exclusive, multi-year overall deals with Peter Ocko (“Lodge 49”) and J David Shanks (“61st Street”) to develop and produce new

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