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Cherry Blossom Bloom Watch

August 28, 2008

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled to take place at the same time of Cable Show ’09.  In 2008, the peak blossom time was forecasted to occur from March 27 to April 3. The National Park Service has not announced when the peak time will be for 2009, but it is sure to happen…

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Cable Continues to Win Ratings Battle

August 27, 2008

With the heavy coverage of the Democratic Convention in Denver, I’ve read a few stories that talk about how viewership of the event is off. For example, there is a chart in the Washington Post today entitled “TV Ratings Drop.” But they mean “network television ratings,” by which they mean ABC, NBC, CBS.  But that’s…

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Cable Connection - What is it?

August 27, 2008

Cable Connection will kick off with Cable Connection – Spring in April 2009 at Washington, D.C. As you already know The Cable Show will be the first event of the week, but what exactly is Cable Connection? According to the Cable Connection website: Cable Connection is a coordinated industry initiative, guided by the Board of…

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C-SPAN Launches Convention Hub

August 22, 2008

When it comes to politics and cable, I don’t think anyone would disagree that C-SPAN is the jewel in the crown. I mean no disrespect to the fine work done by the various cable news networks, but C-SPAN started their coverage of this election (“Road to the White House 2008“) in December of 2004 and…

Broadband Speed and Moore's Law: A Response to Robb Topolski

August 14, 2008

Robb Topolski recently penned a critique of metered pricing in which he takes issue with Internet connection speeds in an argument based on Moore’s Law. His thesis: Moore’s Law, and its corollaries, all indicate that technology grows cheaper, or its capability increases, by a factor of two every 24 months or so. Networking technology is…

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Construction - OVER

August 11, 2008

Whew, it’s done. If you notice anything buggy, please let us know and we will get it fixed.  Just drop a line to

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Get Your Exhibit Space at Cable Show '09

August 8, 2008

We are now taking applications for exhibit space at The Cable Show ’09. The exhibit floor is located on the lower level of the Washington Convention Center. Questions about exhibiting? Call Convention Headquarters at 202-463-7905, they are happy to answer any questions you may have. Helpful Links: Cable Show ’09 Floor Plan Exhibiting Rules &…