NETWORK - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NETWORK News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BSkyB to create multinational TV network http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224127-79/bskyb-fox-century-sky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224127-79/bskyb-fox-century-sky.html.csp">BSkyB to create multinational TV network</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GREGORY KATZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T11:47:02.378-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox a cash boost to potentially revive its attempt to buy Time Warner. BSkyB said Friday it will buy Sky Italia and 57 percent of Sky Deutschland for $9.1 billion from media giant 21st Century Fox. Besides being chairman and CEO of 21st Centu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582241272014-07-25T11:47:02.378-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T11:47:02.378-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224127@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:47:02 MDT Pierce: CBS’ Thursday NFL games are a sure bet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204474-77/cbs-nfl-network-thursday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204474-77/cbs-nfl-network-thursday.html.csp">Pierce: CBS’ Thursday NFL games are a sure bet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:52:28.012-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. There are few things in TV you can count on. Sometimes even the most anticipated new shows fall flat. However, the smart money this fall is on CBS’ “Thursday Night Football.” “This is a sure thing,” CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves said. “This is the program we know is going to work, we know is going to be on the air for many, many years on broadcast television. … This is the single best product on network television.” CBS will air half of the 16 games in the Thursday ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58204474@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:52:28 MDT Pierce: Bad news for USU fans — SEC Network is struggling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158129-77/sec-network-directv-fans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158129-77/sec-network-directv-fans.html.csp">Pierce: Bad news for USU fans — SEC Network is struggling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:36:28.378-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah State football team opens its 2014 schedule at Tennessee, and the game will be televised on the brand-new SEC Network. It’s entirely possible that most Utahns won’t be able to see it. It’s highly likely that most Aggie fans around the country won’t, either. Despite the fact that the SEC fancies itself the biggest, baddest, best thing in college sports, the SEC Network is struggling to get distribution. Sound familiar? Like when the Mountain West Network — aka The Mtn. — struggled for s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158129@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:28 MDT New India rail minister seeks foreign investment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161105-79/government-india-railways-rail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161105-79/government-india-railways-rail.html.csp">New India rail minister seeks foreign investment</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAY JOHNSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T10:37:02.048-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mumbai, India • India’s new rail minister on Tuesday proposed allowing foreign investment to modernize the country’s cash-strapped state railways. Sadananda Gowda also outlined plans for a network of high-speed trains, with the first project slated to connect the financial capital, Mumbai, with the home state of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ambitious proposals unveiled Tuesday indicated Modi’s government intends to move quickly to follow through on reform promises. Investors have been l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581611052014-07-08T10:37:02.048-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T10:37:02.048-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161105@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:37:02 MDT Six Utah cities move ahead on UTOPIA deal — for now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58133884-90/cities-contract-costs-fee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58133884-90/cities-contract-costs-fee.html.csp">Six Utah cities move ahead on UTOPIA deal — for now</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T21:22:59.592-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • Only six of UTOPIA’s 11 member cities voted Monday to continue toward possibly contracting with a would-be savior to finish the consortium’s troubled high-speed, fiber-optic broadband network in a quick 30 months and finally put it on solid financial footing. So Australia-based Macquarie Capital now will continue detailed studies on taking over and completing UTOPIA broadband in just those six cities: West Valley City, Layton, Midvale, Brigham City, Perry and Tremonton. What h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133884@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:22:59 MDT Eric Weddle talks beard, football with NFL Network http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58134280-59/nfl-weddle-network-watch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58134280-59/nfl-weddle-network-watch.html.csp">Eric Weddle talks beard, football with NFL Network</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T22:39:06.486-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Utes safety Eric Weddle is an interesting dude. Weddle, arguably one of the best safeties in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, sat down with the NFL Network to talk about his imposing beard, his start as a football player, his love of R. Kelly and his interception of Peyton Manning in the playoffs as a rookie. You can watch the entire video here. -Brennan Smith bsmith@sltrib.com Twitter: @BrennanJSmith</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134280@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:39:06 MDT Time Inc. unveils a digital sports network http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113351-79/sports-network-digital-inc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113351-79/sports-network-digital-inc.html.csp">Time Inc. unveils a digital sports network</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EMILY STEEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T09:58:01.814-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is a sports network catering to the shortened attention spans of the mobile and social media generation: 240 clips, each two minutes long, across eight hours of daily programming. These rapid-fire clips, along with rotating social media updates, polls and links, are the building blocks of 120 Sports, a new digital network starting Wednesday evening that seeks to stand out in an intensely competitive field of sports programming. “It can’t just be what television is,” said Jason Coyle, presiden...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58113351@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:58:01 MDT Editorial: UTOPIA cities should drive a hard bargain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58104100-82/cities-macquarie-utopia-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58104100-82/cities-macquarie-utopia-sltrib.html.csp">Editorial: UTOPIA cities should drive a hard bargain</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T17:20:31.777-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The feeling of failure that pervades the 11 Utah cities that created, and now carry considerable debt for, the UTOPIA fiberoptic system is understandable. But it is not helpful. At least one global investment outfit wants to talk seriously about taking on the responsibility of carrying the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency to its operating and financial potential. That should allow the cities to proceed as though they are sitting on something of value, get their game faces on a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58104100@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:20:31 MDT MWC, ROOTS announce TV schedule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58090096-55/broadcast-game-network-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58090096-55/broadcast-game-network-state.html.csp">MWC, ROOTS announce TV schedule</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T13:55:02.113-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Mountain West and ROOTS SPORTS announced Thursday they were teaming to broadcast eight football games regionally in 2014. However, Utah State isn't among the teams to be featured on the network, which reaches 2.5 million homes. The Aggies still are going to have a big presence on TV, with their season opener at Tennessee on Aug. 31 being shown by the SEC Network, their Sept. 13 game against Wake Forest and their Oct. 18 game at Colorado State will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network. Utah Sta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58090096@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:55:02 MDT UTOPIA bailout proposal hits roadblock; Lindon rejects deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58086359-90/utopia-cities-macquarie-network.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58086359-90/utopia-cities-macquarie-network.html.csp">UTOPIA bailout proposal hits roadblock; Lindon rejects deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T22:03:45.292-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Australian company’s bid to turn around Utah’s troubled experiment with publicly run high-speed Internet access has run into opposition in recent days. Critics of the deal sought Wednesday to sow doubt among state lawmakers on the legality of a plan by Macquarie Capital Group to take over, finish and run the UTOPIA network. And on Tuesday, Lindon became the first city to reject the Sydney-based investment company’s proposal. In both cases, the focus was on a proposed $20-a-month utility fee ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58086359@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:03:45 MDT CNN looks for a substitute when news can’t deliver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58062143-223/news-cnn-viewers-fox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58062143-223/news-cnn-viewers-fox.html.csp">CNN looks for a substitute when news can’t deliver</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRAZIER MOORE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-14T01:01:03.806-06:00">Updated Jun 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When CNN first signed on, it was greeted by a chorus of skeptics. Not just doubt about Ted Turner’s vow that his all-news network would be there long enough to cover the end of the world. A bigger question resonated: Was there really enough news to fill 24 hours of airtime, day after day? As CNN marks its 34th birthday this month, a harsh truth endures: No, there really isn’t, at least not enough to get viewers to stick around awhile. The flow of news doesn’t conform to the needs of TV programm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580621432014-06-14T01:01:03.806-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-14T01:01:03.806-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58062143@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:01:03 MDT West Valley City adds a UTOPIA incentive: free phone service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58056005-78/macquarie-utopia-network-cities.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58056005-78/macquarie-utopia-network-cities.html.csp">West Valley City adds a UTOPIA incentive: free phone service</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T21:40:19.493-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City has announced a deal to offer its residents free telephone service, upon the completion of a controversial fiber network intended to deliver broadband Internet access to all the city’s homes and businesses. Utah’s second most-populous city unveiled its partnership with Ooma, a Palo Alto-based telecommunications company, on Wednesday as the city and 10 other municipalities along the Wasatch Front are reviewing a proposal from Australian investment firm Macquarie Capital Group to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58056005@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:40:19 MDT Men’s movement comes to Utah — Christian-style http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58050897-180/christian-network-pastor-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58050897-180/christian-network-pastor-center.html.csp">Men’s movement comes to Utah — Christian-style</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T16:53:33.647-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Christian women long have recognized the value in getting together to share stories from the battlefield of faith and buoy up one another. Now, some say, it’s time for men to do likewise. To that end, scores of Christian men will be meeting Utah this weekend to explore ways to make their families and churches stronger. The conference, titled, “Heart of a Warrior,” will be a kind of “boot camp for wisdom, renewal and success,” says Utahn Scott Acton, a local spokesman. It will include a variety o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58050897@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:53:33 MDT Will Utah cities OK Australia company’s takeover of UTOPIA? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58008355-79/utopia-macquarie-cities-network.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58008355-79/utopia-macquarie-cities-network.html.csp">Will Utah cities OK Australia company’s takeover of UTOPIA?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-02T16:17:44.753-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One way or another, June will be a historic month for Utah’s biggest experiment with what is called “municipal broadband.” Eleven Wasatch Front cities involved in a project called UTOPIA have the next four weeks to opt in or out of an Australian investment company’s plan to take over, finish and operate their struggling high-speed fiber-optic network for them, in exchange for a share of its profits. Officials from Brigham City to Payson continue to comb through a detailed business study of the f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58008355@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:17:44 MDT Al-Qaida decentralized, but not necessarily weaker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014103-68/qaida-pakistan-afghanistan-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014103-68/qaida-pakistan-afghanistan-group.html.csp">Al-Qaida decentralized, but not necessarily weaker</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEB RIECHMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T15:53:05.414-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 03:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it’s unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders. Obama said in his foreign policy speech last week that the prime threat comes not from al-Qaida’s core leadership, but from affiliates and extremists with their sights trained on targets in the Middle East and Africa, where they are bas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580141032014-06-01T15:53:05.414-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-01T15:53:05.414-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58014103@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:53:05 MDT