NBCU is changing its structure, with Bonnie Hammer and Lauren Zalaznick no longer splitting the company’s cable nets. Instead, Hammer assumes responsibility for the entire cable ent portfolio (which is renamed Cable Entertainment Group) while Zalaznick was upped to evp, NBCU, focusing on innovating, digital, monetization and emerging tech. The change comes approximately 2 years after Comcast closed on the NBCU transaction. Read on for NBCU’s strategy behind the restructuring and specific duties for Hammer, Zalaznick and an additional exec who has joined the company.
 
Gannett has DISH and DirecTV to thank for its 38.7% YOY increase in retrans revenue during 4Q. Here’s why.
 
Time Warner Cable chief security officer Brian Allen’s scheduled to testify at the FCC’s first Super Storm Sandy field hearing in NY Tues. Other execs are testifying, too.
 
Some deadlines are coming up for Google Fiber subs in the next fiberhoods in Kansas City, KS, and for the first time, subs in Kansas City, MO, too.

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