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The Cable Show

How Would You Like to Blog for Cable?

March 30, 2010

Each year in the spring, NCTA hold its annual conference, The Cable Show. We attract about 12,000 attendees, drawn from various aspects of the cable industry and from related fields. Since 2006, I have blogged the events of our event, reporting on various session and detailing interesting things on the exhibit floor. This year, in…

The Cable Show

How Would You Like to Blog for Cable?

March 30, 2010

Each year in the spring, NCTA hold its annual conference, The Cable Show. We attract about 12,000 attendees, drawn from various aspects of the cable industry and from related fields. Since 2006, I have blogged the events of our event, reporting on various session and detailing interesting things on the exhibit floor. This year, in…

Cable Programming

Why Buy the Cow?

March 30, 2010

I don’t like to single out people for criticism. But Techdirt’s Mike Masnick is a high-profile tech blogger, he attracts a lot of traffic and he’s written a lot over the years about how content should be distributed online (For example, see here). So I feel I need to respond to some of his arguments,…

The Cable Show

“My World – Powered by Cable”

March 25, 2010

At the 2004 National Show in New Orleans, NCTA staged a very successful exhibit called The Broadband Home.  The exhibit, which consisted of a full-scale mock home filled with broadband applications running over cable plant, provided a showcase for telephony, home networking, high-definition television, DVRs, and VOD. At The Cable Show ’09, the highlight was…

Bringing Broadband to Low-Income Families

March 23, 2010

The National Broadband Plan has put the spotlight squarely on getting broadband service to the roughly 35% of U.S. households that don’t subscribe.  I don’t think anyone can disagree with this overarching goal, and it’s clear that it will take a multi-pronged approach to bridge this gap. The good news is that we have significant…

Cable Programming

Cable TV - Doomed Like Dinosaurs

March 22, 2010

Here at Cable Tech Talk, I generally try to keep it civil. I believe in a discourse based on facts, not emotion. I think that the best ideas win. But I’m going to come right out and say it: The Atlantic‘s Max Fisher has written one of the most uninformed articles I’ve ever seen on…

Cable Programming

The Movie Theater in Your Living Room

March 19, 2010

You might have read news coverage this week that the motion picture studios and cable companies are joining forces to “launch a $30 million marketing and promotion campaign touting the virtues of movies on demand” (See Multichannel News:” “Studios, Operators Team To Promote Movies On Demand“). The three month, multi-media campaign titled “The Video Store…