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Destination Boston: Innovation District

March 29, 2012

Innovation is a guiding principle and an active concept of research and development in both Boston and the cable industry. But where does it live? Does it need a physical space and community to foster competition and productivity? The reinvention of the Boston Waterfront or Seaport District is the answer to that question- the re-branding…

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – Washington Advocacy Run Amok

@chairmanpowell

March 28, 2012

Recently, my son, who will attend college in the fall to study computer science, called me down to his basement lair to show me the new interface offered by the Xbox console. Using Kinect, he was able to both speak to the Xbox and use hand gestures to navigate content.  It was fun, hip and…

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Sneak Preview: Speakers and Sessions for 2012

March 27, 2012

With TBS superstar Conan O’Brien being interviewed by CNN’s Piers Morgan, we have quite the growing list of speakers for The Cable Show 2012. Our General Sessions have the top names from sports, entertainment, business and politics represented in Boston. More speakers are being announced everyday, including: Glenn Britt – Chairman & CEO, Time Warner…

Making Progress on Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency

March 21, 2012

In November of last year, the U.S. cable industry announced an initiative to improve the energy efficiency of cable set-top boxes. A major part of this initiative was the launch of a new facility within CableLabs – cable’s R&D consortium – that will focus on initiatives to improve energy efficiency, called CableLabs – Energy Lab….

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Hot Off the Presses

March 14, 2012

Need more reasons to attend The Cable Show 2012? Read our digital brochure and get a sneak peek (including a rendering of what Imagine Park will look like) of what will take place in Boston from May 21-23.  Our General Sessions are starting to line up nicely and so is our Spring Technical Forum program….

It’s Time to Encrypt the Basic Tier

March 1, 2012

In the past few weeks, this blog has addressed the issue of encryption of cable’s basic programming tier. We’ve pointed out that such encryption would reduce the need for technicians to visit customers’ homes for installations and disconnections. We’ve argued that deploying physical filters at consumers’ homes to control authorization is a very inefficient and…