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Now Broadcasting from the Personal Democracy Forum

June 29, 2009

For the next two days Paul and I will be Tweeting, blogging, and otherwise chattering about the annual Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in NYC. PDF is the premier event for dicsussion of online politics and Cable is a proud sponsor. Cable’s James Assey will be participating on a panel this afternoon focused on the state…

Big Boost for Online Viewing

June 24, 2009

Time Warner and Comcast held a press briefing this morning to provide some details about the much anticipated “TV Everywhere” project that Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes has been discussing for a few months including during a panel at The Cable Show back in early April.  Joining Bewkes for today’s briefing was Comcast…

The Cable Show

The Cable Show '09 - By The Numbers

June 23, 2009

The Cable Show ’09 end of show report is now finally out. It’s a compendium of everything that happened in Washington, DC.  From our show numbers to quotes from delegates. Did you know that: More than one-third of all attendees are Cable Operators. Our attendance grew from last year’s show from 12,100 to 12,209. We…

Broadband Connections Up, But Broadband Stimulus Efforts Can Reach More Households

June 18, 2009

Rarely a day goes by in DC without a panel discussion, new report or legislative hearing on the importance of broadband. Yesterday, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released a lengthy survey on Home Broadband Adoption. Not only does the study delve into the importance of Internet in the everyday lives of…

DTV Transition Weekend: A Look Back

June 15, 2009

The trends for cable from “DTV Transition weekend” continued into the work week with no major issues on the horizon.  A wrap-up call with our industry-wide “DTV War Room” group at mid-day today found cable engineers mopping-up a few remaining challenges with broadcast station signals in a handful of markets.  By and large, cable customers…

DTV-Day Plus 36 Hours: What We're Hearing

June 14, 2009

Reports from the FCC as well as our contacts at cable corporate and field offices indicate that the broadcasters DTV transition has been completed with a minimum of viewer disruption.  The Commission held a news conference on Saturday to say that most TV viewers weren’t affected when more than 900 full-power broadcast stations cut off…

An Update on DTV "Moving Day"

June 12, 2009

As we’ve said previously, the cable industry has spent the last few weeks gearing up for today’s culmination of the DTV transition.  And at midday Friday, the transition itself seemed relatively uneventful.  It’s an interesting day in that there’s a “rolling” transition underway, across four time zones. If you put aside time zones and look…