It's the most wonderful time of the year

Jim BartholdAt the risk of being politically correct--something this space strives to avoid--happy holidays to all the readers of FierceCable. This will be the last official newsletter of 2010 as we in the Fierce family settle down for a much-deserved winter Solstice break.

On the other hand, we won't be going completely dark. While it now appears completely unlikely there will be any reason to rouse up and cover Comcast's final victory in its quest to acquire NBC Universal, there will no doubt be reasons to update readers during on topics such as the brewing retransmission disputes and any over-the-holidays acquisitions that always seem to pop up.

There will also be the publication of the first-ever FierceCable 5&5--five big stories/trends of 2010 that weren't resolved and will therefore be big stories/trends in 2011. Look for that next week.

In the meantime, enjoy the break until we resume publication on Jan. 3.-- Jim