Posts By Paul Rodriguez

Cable Industry Leaders on The Communicators

ESPN President John Skipper, CNN anchor John King and COX Business Vice President Phil Meeks were featured guests on C-SPAN’s The Communicators program. They discussed a variety of business and technology issues. These interviews are the last of a series that were taped in Boston during The Cable Show 2012 for C-SPAN’s weekly series, which […]

NCTA’s Michael Powell and TWC’s Glenn Britt on The Communicators

NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell and Time Warner Cable’s Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt were featured guests on C-SPAN’s The Communicators program this past week. The two leaders discussed the state of the cable industry, the widening range of content delivery platforms, as well as some of the current issues facing the industry. The […]

Diving into the App Pond

  As part of The Cable Show 2012, we’re highlighting one of the recent trends in television: the development of apps (for both smartphones and tablets) that deliver, extend and enhance the viewing of TV. We’ve seen apps that create social viewing, apps that let you watch TV on the go and apps that offer […]

Imagine the Possibilities in Imagine Park

This morning, we’ll kick off a blur of activity at Imagine Park, an expanded version of last year’s special venue The Park. It’s bigger and better and definitely a don’t-miss for the Show. Located out on the exhibit floor, Imagine Park is featuring 10 hours of live demos and discussions about how cable’s recent waves […]

Lessons Learned from the Tohoku Earthquake

Yesterday, NCTA hosted an event at our offices to help educate about the impact of the March 2011 earthquake on the telecommunications infrastructure of Japan. Representatives from the Japanese Embassy here in Washington and executives from NTT East, a leading Japanese telecom provider, described the damage of both the quake and the ensuing damage of […]

Making Progress on Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency

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. […]

It’s a Trap!

The FCC is considering a change in its rule on basic tier encryption, which currently requires cable systems to provide their basic service tier “in the clear.” There’s been quite a lot of public discussion of the issue this month and some of the elements can be confusing. We thought it would be helpful to […]

Michael Powell’s Remarks at The Media Institute

Earlier this week, NCTA’s President & CEO Michael K. Powell, spoke at one of The Media Institute’s Communications Forum luncheons. Powell, a former FCC chairman, spoke about the topic of simplicity, especially as it applies to telecom regulation. Broadcasting & Cable‘s John Eggerton reported some of the key points made in his remarks. “Congress and […]

NCTA’s Michael Powell on C-SPAN’s The Communicators

NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell is the featured guest on C-SPAN’s The Communicators program this week, the weekly series focusing on the policy makers, opinion leaders and others who are shaping our digital future. The video is now available online, and will air on Saturday at 6:30pm on C-SPAN. It airs again Monday on […]

New Cybersecurity Bill Introduced

This morning, at NCTA’s offices, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R, MI-8) and C. A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D, MD-2), the Ranking Member of the Intelligence Committee, announced that they were introducing cybersecurity legislation, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011. The bill gives the federal government new authority to share classified cyber […]