This resource includes CTAM press releases and a selection of industry news related to current CTAM business initiatives.

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CTAM Press Releases

CTAM Announces 2022 Beacon and TAMI Award Winners for Furthering Efforts Driving Industry-wide Success
CTAM, the industry’s entertainment and technology marketing and communications organization, is pleased to announce the 2022 Beacon and TAMI Award winners.

CTAM Board of Directors Elects New Chair and Officers
CTAM, the industry’s entertainment and technology marketing and communications organization, announced two new appointments to its esteemed board. Deena Demasi, EVP, U.S. Networks Distribution Marketing, ViacomCBS, will serve as chair and Jason Wicht, SVP Growth Operations, Comcast, as vice-chair to its board of directors.

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Industry Headlines

TCA Press Coverage

Execs, Talent Talk Diversity and the Virtues of Inclusiveness On and Off-Camera at CTAM TCA (Multichannel News)
Inclusivity both in front of and behind the camera was a recurring theme during the August 8 to August 12 CTAM-produced portion of the Television Critics Association virtual summer tour as cable and streaming services showcased a bevy of BIPOC-themed scripted series and movies while addressing diversity issues within the TV industry.

D’Arcy Carden’s Grand Slam: How ‘The Good Place’ Star Reinvented Herself for ‘A League of Their Own’ (Variety)
“We really haven’t seen this time period through a queer lens. There’s a taste here and there — but, if anything, it’s one story, one character. This really opens the lens,” Carden says over brunch ahead of the series premiere.

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Piracy News

Netflix’s Next Challenge: Piracy is Back
Every major streaming service only has a handful of really big hits, but to access them all, a viewer would have to pay almost $70 a month for basic access.

TV Shows are Reportedly the Top Piracy Target
Television shows were the most-pirated form of streaming media between January and September of 2021, increasing by 16% overall to 67.5 billion incidents.

Why Google Has Removed The Pirate Bay from Some Search Results
The infamous piracy site has been removed from some Google search results, but what’s taken so long?

Japan’s Manga Piracy Crackdown Continues
Billions of dollars worth of manga content are estimated to have been pirated online

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Gaming & eSports

7 Reasons Why Gaming IP Is Finally Taking Off in Film/TV
After decades of fan petitions and dreams, it’s clear that video game publishers, Hollywood, and general audiences are finally ready for gaming IP to be adapted to film and TV.

Top Mobile Gaming Trends for 2021
Despite the challenging circumstances, 2020 was a big year for gaming —particularly mobile gaming. Newzoo estimated that by the end of 2020, mobile game revenues will hit $76.7 billion, which is a 12 percent increase from 2019.

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Business Services

Network Operators Focus on Energy Savings as Costs Soar (Light Reading)

Vehicle fleet is the biggest source of operators’ direct carbon emissions, with some saying it accounts for 52% of scope 1 emissions. Discover how energy conservation is top of mind for operators and what they are doing to help cut costs and global warming.

Lumen Tops US Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard (Light Reading)

In an increasingly competitive market, Lumen Technologies ranks first in Vertical Systems Group’s mid-year US Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. However, as market demand increases for Ethernet services ranging up to 100+ Gbit/s, customers that need higher bandwidth connectivity are looking into alternatives to Ethernet, such as wavelength and dark fiber services.

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