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Cable Programming

Cable Saves Your Summertime

June 13, 2008

We’re still about a week away from the summer solstice, but it sure feels like summer already. The massive heatwave in Washington, D.C. this week helped set the tone, but the available programming on broadcast television also contributes. It’s no secret that cable programming has been doing very well in recent years, especially as compared…

Online Safety Summit

June 9, 2008

Several years ago, the cable industry launched the “Take Control. It’s Easy.” campaign in order to educate the public about TV parental controls. We operated in the belief that the best way to address concerns about what kids watch on TV was to educate and empower parents and caregivers to make decisions about what and…

"Cable’s Broadband Platform: Innovation for the Consumer"

June 9, 2008

NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow will participate in a National Press Club “Newsmaker” Media Briefing today at noon (ET). In his address, entitled “Cable’s Broadband Platform: Innovation for the Consumer,” he is expected to challenge the notion that there is a rivalry between innovation taking place at the edge of or in the network….

Time Warner, Broadband Caps, Mark Cuban and ASIVS (That’s DVRs to You and Me)

June 7, 2008

As Time Warner cable this week begins their trial of tiered Internet pricing in Beaumont Texas, the blogs are aflutter over the various caps Time Warner has proposed.  Time Warner’s plans start with caps at 5 gigabytes and go up to 40 gigabytes. Going over the cap will cost $1 per gigabyte.  Time Warner is…

The Cable Show

Cable Show '08 Delegate Survey

June 6, 2008

Update: Thank you to all that filled out the Cable Show ’08 Delegate Survey. We appreciate your input and look forward to seeing you next year in DC at Cable Show ’09.

The Cable Show

Hurricane season starts, the Big Bed and more news from The Cable Show

June 2, 2008

From The Times-Picayune: The Cable Show may have been last burst of tourism, as hurricane season starts. 3 Minute Ad Age reviewed the show a week ago. Fritz Nelson’s Instigator reported from the Show, including a video report on cable’s competitive advantages. Cable Positive’s efforts with the NO/AIDS Task Force. Video of FOX’s bed that…