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Cable One increases TV programming rates
The Sun Herald
Some Cable One customers say they were surprised to find a $5 rate increase in their January bills. "Cable One rates went up again without warning," an email sent to the Sun Herald's Sound Off states. "$5 may not seem like a lot, but it is in this economy." Cable One public relations manager Trish Niemann confirmed the rate increase of $5 per month went into effect with January's billing for Cable One television programming and said that notices were sent to customers inside of the company's December and January bills.
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Time Warner CEO shrugs off Internet pay TV services
Deadline
When you buy a TV, sales clerks often pitch you on "future proofing" your set. Turns out, buying a cable TV company relies largely on the same principle. Charter Communications Inc.'s $38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by getting its foot in the door of millions more homes wired for Internet service.
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Fox News tops cable primetime for 1st time since Boston Marathon bombing
Deadline
Strong State of the Union ratings and a busy news week were very good to Fox News Channel recently. For the first time since the week of the Boston Marathon bombing last April, the channel was No. 1 in cable among primetime viewers. For the week of Jan. 27 -Feb. 2, Fox News averaged 2.265 million viewers in prime with a 1.8 household rating.
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Turner revs up 5 percent In 2013, cable news nets dip
MediaPost
Turner Broadcasting eked out a 1 percent gain in advertising revenues in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 5 percent for the entire year, this as part of Time Warner's overall earning report. Turner's domestic cable news networks witnessed declines in the last three months of 2013 due to unfavorable comparisons to the fourth quarter of 2012, as a result of the U.S. presidential election.
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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


Absence of Asians from sport and the arts
The Guardian
Lenny Henry is right to argue that the inequalities faced by ethnic minority talent must become a thing of the past. However, his list of highly successful actors, directors, and writers includes only one Asian, and his description of "Team GB in its full multi-ethnic, multicultural butt-kicking glory" is sadly not correct.
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Olympusat announces deal with BuenaVision to take Spanish network national
Latin Post
Media distribution company Olympusat and New York-based BuenaVision announced a deal on Tuesday to take BuenaVision programming national, bringing exclusive shows from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Latin America to the entire United States. "We are excited to bring BuenaVision's unique entertainment channel nationally to our pay-television affiliates in the United States, as well as our expanding portfolio of Spanish-language networks," said Tom Mohler, president of Olympusat.
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TWC executives win multicultural awards for promoting Spanish language TV
NY1
Two Time Warner Cable executives accepted awards at the Multicultural TV Summit for their work in promoting Spanish language television. Time Warner Cable is the parent company of NY1. David Rone, the President of Sports, News and Local Programming accepted an award for his work overseeing their sister channel, NY1 Noticias and the 24/7 Spanish sports channel Time Warner Cable Deportes.
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PROGRAMMING


MTV looking to create 'Jersey Shore' spinoff 'Mexico Shore,' Mexican version of 'Ridiculousness' and more
Latin Post
Reality shows are known for spicy and sexy behavior, so it's no wonder that plenty of Latinos have gained fame through reality television. Of course, most reality stars don't see more than 15 minutes of fame. These next Latino stars, on the other hand, know how to make the most out of their time. Here is the list of realty television's Latino stars that are shining today.
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Wendy Williams and more set for Centric's original biography docu-series 'BEING'
Broadway World
This February, Centric kicks-off the Black History Month celebration with original weekly series, 'BEING.' The 8 episode one-hour docu-series takes a riveting look at the journey many of our seminal African American celebrities have encountered. Often beating the odds and rising from tough environments, 'BEING' chronicles the life and times of Wendy Williams, Chaka Khan, Al Sharpton, Dionne Warwick, Donnie McClurkin, Ruben Studdard and more.
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The year of black women on TV
Ozymandias
You don't see this often in Hollywood: An award winner takes to the stage, grabs her statuette, launches into a tirade about why she's "pissed off" to be honored. But clearly, Shonda Rhimes, the creative force behind 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice' and the runaway ABC TV hit 'Scandal,' isn't one to keep her lips zipped. When she accepted the Director’s Guild Award for Diversity last week, the trailblazer let the industry have it: She's ticked, she said, "because there still needs to be an award. Like, there's such a lack of people hiring women and minorities that when someone does it on a regular basis, they are given an award."
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Garcia touts importance of 'authenticity' in multicultural programming
Broadcasting & Cable
There is a new buzzword for those in the multicultural space: "cultural fluency." Lino Garcia, general manager of ESPN Deportes, stressed the importance of "authenticity" in programming towards a multicultural audience during a keynote discussion moderated by ESPN Radio host and 'First Take' commentator Stephen A. Smith at B&C/Multichannel's Multicultural TV Summit recently.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Leading multicultural marketing agency Gravity Media invites the Coca-Cola ad haters to their office
Business Wire
The following letter was released by Gravity Media in response to the outpouring of hate after Coca-Cola's airing of the 'America the Beautiful' multicultural ad. "Few things in life shock me. I am a lifelong New Yorker and am use to navigating the opinions of others. Sometimes we are on the same page, sometimes we are not, but we are always ready for a debate. However, when listening to fellow Americans respond with hate and intolerance to Coca-Cola's 'America the Beautiful' commercial, I am floored. Truly."
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Franklin urges marketers to find cultural 'sweet spot'
Broadcast & Cable
Smart marketers going after the growing markets of young multiculturals will use research and insights into how those people think about themselves and find the "sweet spot" in messaging that resonates. That was a lesson from Esther "E.T." Franklin, executive VP and head of SMG Americas experience strategy at Starcom MediaVest Group, in a conversation opening the Multicultural TV Summit and Leadership Awards in New York City on Feb. 4.
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GroupM launches new Multicultural Analytics unit
MediaPost
GroupM has launched a new data analytics division to assess the performance of marketing initiatives targeting multicultural audience segments. The new division, called Multicultural Marketing Analytics, will be led by Mebrulin Francisco, a market research veteran in the multicultural arena.
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