With Raghu Rau now permanent CEO vs interim CEO, SeaChange continues to move forward with its plan to exit the hardware business to focus on software. Rau discusses SeaChange’s mission to provide a personalized video experience and shares the company’s product focus.
 
Other top stories from the 5/2/12 issue of CableFAX Daily:
 
* Tom Rutledge’s transformation of Charter continues, with the announcement that John Bickham has joined the company as COO. Last month Rutledge tapped former Cablevision exec Jonathan Hargis as CMO.
 
* Following a scathing report by a UK parliamentary committee that declared Rupert Murdoch unfit to lead an international company, News Corp said some “hard truths” emerged from the report. But it thought that some of the commentary was “unjustified and highly partisan.” More on News’ goals moving forward.
 

* CableFAX honored the ’12 winners of the CableFAXIES, Sales Executives of the Year and Sales Hall of Fame at the Grand Hyatt NY Tues morning. Honorees were challenged to come up with 1-word acceptance speeches—an assignment that yielded interesting results.

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Could the two largest satellite operators in the US soon be without deals for two of the country’s largest broadcast station groups? AT&T/DirecTV lost some 60 TEGNA stations Tuesday night at 7pm ET, and

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