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Cablevision Begins "PC to TV Media Relay" Trial

February 26, 2010

In the past, the computer industry has offered solutions to bring together various kinds of content on one device (Think of Apple TV and Media Center PCs). It would definitely be handy to have a central way to access content, whether streaming video, stored video, photos, audio, or whatever. Earlier this week, Cablevision announced the…

Building Blocks for America’s Broadband Plan

February 19, 2010

We learned quite a bit this week about the National Broadband Plan – scheduled to be released on March 17 – which may end up being one of the most ambitious communications policy undertakings in recent memory.  There are a lot of tough and challenging issues yet to be addressed, but what we’ve heard so…

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NCTA's Kyle McSlarrow on C-SPAN's The Communicators

February 18, 2010

NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow is the featured guest on C-SPAN’s The Communicators program this week. The video is now available online, and will air on Saturday at 6:30pm on C-SPAN. For more thoughts on the interview, check out John Eggerton’s preview of the show in Broadcasting & Cable. UPDATE: Just a reminders that…

The Big Shift, Maybe Not So Big

February 5, 2010

Regular readers will note that I keep returning back to the issue of cord-cutting, mostly because I keep reading articles and blog posts about how it’s the big new trend. It’s not a question of whether more television content will move to the Internet or whether IP transport will be used more in the future…

Saving a Bundle on Voice, Video & Data

February 3, 2010

In the new issue of Consumer Reports, the cover story is their annual look at TV, phone and Internet service (Here’s a news article about it.). Their description of cable’s position in the marketplace is perhaps the most positive that I’ve seen in CR‘s coverage, but I do have a few nits to pick with…