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The Cable Show: 67% Broadband Adoption | Mad Men, Modern Family Critics’ Choice

Published on June 21, 2011
  • FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Wednesday that the current broadband adoption rate is too slow and called on cable operators to step up their efforts. For his part, National Cable & Telecommunications Association President Michael Powell said the industry was committed to being a partner in that effort, reports MultiChannel News. "Sixty-seven percent is so far from good enough, that we can't be satisfied with slow, step-by-step incremental change."

  • The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, a new branch of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, has named winners of its first-ever award. Mad Men took home the prize for Best Drama Series while Modern Family won in the Best Comedy Series category. Best Reality Series was a tie between Hoarders and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, while Best Reality Show-Competition went to American Idol. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was also honored as Best Talk Show.

  • According to recent survey conducted by Vidicom, 90% of TV news producers said they prefer only one mention per product per brand when using branded Satellite Media Tours (SMTs). The survey, which polled producers in the top 20 TV markets, found that while the number one reason for using SMTs is the need for content, half of the producers surveyed only want one product mentioned for each branded segment, reports Broadcasting & Cable.

  • The Hollywood Foreign Press Association filed a motion for summary judgment in its Dick Clark Productions/Golden Globes case; the motion is an effort to free the HFPA to work with another producer, reports Deadline Hollywood.

  • After moving its network affiliation in Evansville, IN after failing to come to renewal terms with Nexstar, Fox has now announced affiliation deals with new stations in two more markets to displace Nexstar stations. Effective August 1, in Ft. Wayne, IN, Fox is moving to Granite Broadcasting’s WISE-TV, which will carry both Fox and its existing Fox sister MyNetworkTV on DTV channels. In Springfield, MO Koplar Communications' KRBK-TV is the new Fox affiliate in the market, displacing Nexstar’s KSFX-TV, according to the Radio & Television Business Report.