Netflix sets mogul retreat; AMC to debut 'Breaking Bad' spinoff in February

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Touting an 18 percent gain in ad sales for online video to $2.8 billion, the Internet Advertising Bureau has set an April 27 to May 6 schedule for its fourth annual "NewFront" gathering in New York City. Story

> AMC has set a Feb. 8-9, two-night-event premiere for its Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul. Story

> Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has invited top executives from media and technology companies to join him for an exclusive chat about the future of television at a Utah resort in December. Story

> Rovi paid $12 million to acquire Fan TV, the content discovery company previously known as Fanhattan. Story

> Media research company Rentrak has been granted new patents for measuring TV commercial ratings. Story

> Turner Networks' prime-time schedule purge continued under new creative chief Kevin Reilly Thursday, with TBS series Sullivan & Son getting cancelled after three seasons. Story

And finally … Facebook co-founder Andrew McCollum has been named CEO of Cambridge, Mass. startup Philo, which has developed a multiscreen platform targeted to college campuses. Story

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