Welcome to the cable news roundup, Hump Day edition.
A "satellite anomaly" caused an outage of a good portion of Dish Network LLC (Nasdaq: DISH)'s high-definition TV lineup Tuesday afternoon, and the pay-TV giant's engineers burned the midnight oil trying to restore it. Dish has been tweeting about the issue ever since, and noted Wednesday morning that all HD national channels had been restored but didn't have an ETA on when local HDs would be back up. "The outage was from a disruption of service from a satellite at 129 degrees. W.L. We'll have updates today," a Dish spokesman told Light Reading Cable via email. Dish's standard-def local channels were largely unaffected, he added.
Update: Dish sent an email at 11:02 a.m. ET to say that all channels have been restored.
Canoe Ventures LLC has delivered 35.3 million interactive overlays since launching its request for information (RFI) product in the third quarter of 2010, Chief Product Officer Arthur Orduña said Tuesday at an advanced ad event run by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. Thanks to Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format (EBIF) deployments by its MSO partners, Canoe can now reach more than 20 million cable homes. (See Cable's Canoe Rows Ahead .)
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) is the latest MSO to strike a TV Everywhere deal with Turner Broadcasting System Inc. , giving digital subs online access to shows from TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and truTV via PCs and iOS devices. The deal also includes out-of-home, live streaming of the CNN and Headline News channels.