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The Cable Show

Readers' Choice: Tell Us What You Want to See

January 21, 2009

As we are into the Year of the Ox a bit, are there any topics you would like to see us blog on or any questions you have about The Cable Show that you would like to see us answer? Let us know in the comments or send us an e-mail at thecableshow@ncta.com with some…

NCTA's Kyle McSlarrow Looks Back... and Ahead

January 19, 2009

In an interview with Multichannel News’ Ted Hearn, NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow offers some thoughts on the past year in telecommunications public policy and offers some thoughts on the incoming Obama administration. Cover Story: Cable’s Chief Looks Back — And Ahead

Cable Programming

Cable Coverage of the Inaugural

January 16, 2009

As Washington, D.C. prepares for the historic inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama next week, cable has stepped up with a host of events and coverage. Naturally, you’ll get wall-to-wall coverage from such news and public affairs stalwarts as C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. My colleague Helen Dimsdale offers a look at some coverage from…

Cable's Plans for a National DTV Transition Call Center

January 16, 2009

There is a news story in B&C today on a letter we just sent to the Obama transition team: DTV Transition Call Center Would be Ready by Feb. 17, says NCTA. As the story notes: [President-elect Barack Obama's] transition team met with industry and government stakeholders in Washington last month to get a status report…

Cable Programming

Cable News from the TCA Tour

January 13, 2009

While Michael Turk and I were poking around the floor at CES, the cable networks were presenting at the Winter Television Critics Association Tour. Our NCTA colleague Helen Dimsdale files this report. Cable just concluded two-and-a-half days at the semi-annual TCA Critics Tours staged at the Universal City Hilton Hotel in L.A. (January 8-10).   More…