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NBC’s Greenblatt Aims at Cable Peers #TCA14
/ July 14, 2014 11:15 am
NBC’s Greenblatt Aims at Cable Peers #TCA14

Broadcasting & Cable reports “Beverly Hills, Calif. — NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt took shots at cable and defended his network’s programming Sunday at the TCA summer press tour. ‘Cable has the advantage of doing shows that are darker, more interesting on some levels, go into subject matter that just feels cooler than some of the stuff we can do,’ Greenblatt said.”. Read More

Comcast Might Have Purchased Skydog WiFi Router Maker PowerCloud Systems
/ July 14, 2014 11:15 am
Comcast Might Have Purchased Skydog WiFi Router Maker PowerCloud Systems

TechCrunch reports “Comcast — the cable, broadcasting and Internet giant that is in the middle of buying Time Warner cable for $45 billion is also honing the products that will help it sell more broadband services when (and if) that deal gets completed. As part of that strategy, it looks like Comcast has quietly acquired PowerCloud Systems, the company behind, Skydog, a WiFi router and app that lets users monitor and modify how broadband is used in their homes.”. Read More

Transformers’ Rules Foreign Box Office with $102 Million
/ July 14, 2014 11:15 am
Transformers’ Rules Foreign Box Office with $102 Million

Variety reports “Transformers: Age of Extinction led the foreign box office for the third week running, propelled by a record-shattering run in China. The giant robots sequel added another $102 million to its bounty from 50 territories, pushing its worldwide total to $752.5 million.”. Read More

Attendance in FIFA’s Global Stadium exceeds 1 Billion fans
/ July 14, 2014 11:15 am
Attendance in FIFA’s Global Stadium exceeds 1 Billion fans

Brazil 2014 has proved to be a social, mobile #WorldCup as more than a billion fans were able to #joinin across FIFA’s official digital platforms. Attendance in the Global Stadium exceeded one billion users by the final whistle of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, meaning that FIFA’s digital live and social hub could fit the equivalent of 13,380 Maracanas inside. Read More

Study: World Cup Sparks 280% Boost in Soccer-Related Online Shopping in U.S.
/ July 11, 2014 11:58 am
Study: World Cup Sparks 280% Boost in Soccer-Related Online Shopping in U.S.

Excitement over the World Cup led to a 280% spike in soccer-related online shopping searches in the U.S., according to a new study by San Jose-based SLI Systems. The study focused on consumer search behavior between March 2 and July 9. Soccer-related searches across eight international sporting goods and apparel retailers increased 280% in June, compared with the prior month, with U.S.-based consumers conducting more than 2.2 million soccer-related product searches. The most popular search terms, in order, were "soccer," "USA soccer," "FIFA" and "Nike soccer.". Read More

FCC Introduces Comcast/TWC
/ July 11, 2014 11:11 am
FCC Introduces Comcast/TWC

Multichannel News reports “The FCC's official review of the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger has begun. The FCC issued the public notice establishing a comment cycle, which starts its informal 180-day clock on vetting the deal, though it had not shown up on the deal's merger page at press time.”. Read More

WB Endorses Music SVP Following ‘Gravity’, ‘Lego’ Hits
/ July 11, 2014 11:11 am
WB Endorses Music SVP Following ‘Gravity’, ‘Lego’ Hits

Deadline.com reports “Warner Bros. has boosted Niki Sherrod to SVP, Music as the film music exec goes into her eighth year with the studio. Sherrod had most recently served as VP Music after joining the company in 2006 following stints at Atlantic Records’ soundtrack division and Warner Music Group.” . Read More

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