Kentucky vs. Notre Dame produces record cable ratings; Ergen rakes in $1B on LightSquared settlement

More cable news from around the Internet:

> ESPN is the first major TV network to provide a proprietary data management platform (DMP) to enable advertisers to plan and buy programming in the same way they execute online campaigns. Story

> Saturday's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game between top-seeded Kentucky and Notre Dame averaged 14.7 million viewers, the biggest college basketball audience on cable ever. Story

> Dish Network chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen, the biggest investor in LightSquared, will be paid around $1 billion as part of the wireless company's bankruptcy settlement. Story

> Charter Communications' Kathy Carrington has been named "Woman of the Year" by Women in Cable Telecommunications. Press release

> Magna Global director of global forecasting Vincent Letang estimates that national TV advertising will inch up just 0.4 percent to $42.3 billion in the upcoming upfront market. Story

> Comedian Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. Story

> Google Fiber has filed a business registration in Colorado. Story

> Arris has agreed to provide equipment to NASCAR Productions relating to Sprint Cup racing events. Story

> And finally … Philadelphia, home of Comcast, ranks near the bottom nationally in terms of percentage of homes with broadband. Story

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