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Name the Dalmatian and You're L.A. Bound!

October 29, 2009

[ed. The submission process of the Name the Dalmatian contest is now closed.] Our unofficial Cable Show 2010 mascot needs a name!  Send us your suggestion via Twitter for a chance to win a free full-conference pass to The Cable Show 2010 in Los Angeles, May 11-13, plus a free 3-night stay at Starwood’s sleek…

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NCTA, CableLabs® and SCTE to Co-Host Industry’s Premiere Spring Technical Event

October 29, 2009

Cable Connection–Spring Technical Forum to Highlight Broadband Innovation During The Cable Show 2010 WASHINGTON, DC – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®) and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) today announced that a new industry-wide technical summit would merge annual events previously hosted individually by the organizations during…

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UPDATE: Name The Dalmatian Contest List of Names

October 27, 2009

The Name the Dalmatian Contest is going strong! We have been receiving many names on Twitter, Facebook and via e-mail. Thank you to everyone for submitting a name! Here’s where we stand right now for names and if you don’t see your name on here, submit it fast before someone else takes it! (in alphabetical…

Digital Success and the Cable Industry: The View from Asia

October 23, 2009

Even long-time veterans in the U.S. cable industry are often not familiar with the very vibrant international cable business.  It’s typical for some people to look to other countries for models of what might work in America, but it’s important to understand that the competitive landscape and regulatory infrastructure in those countries are dramatically different…

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Showtime Networks’ Matthew Blank and Time Warner Cable’s Glenn Britt to Co-Chair NCTA Annual Convention

October 14, 2009

Los Angeles to Host 2010 Event WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced today that The Cable Show 2010 will be held May 11-13, 2010, as part of “Cable Connection – Spring” in Los Angeles.  The 59th annual convention and international exposition, the cable industry’s premiere U.S. event, will be held…

Cable Programming

Gizmodo Joins the Cord-Cutting Chorus, Sings Off-Key

October 7, 2009

Sean Fallon has a post up at Gizmodo titled “Life Without Cable or Satellite Is Easier Than You Think.” Fallon’s central argument is that all the shows you watch are available freely online, and you just need to connect a PC to your TV to get all the same content. It’s a premise we have…

A Bit about the Box

October 7, 2009

In the early days, cable television didn’t use set-top boxes, since only over-the-air broadcast channels were being carried. With the advent of cable programming, which was transmitted on midband frequencies, came the initial wave of basic converter boxes that were necessary to convert the cable feed to an analog RF signal so it could be…