Category Archives: Industry News

The State of Online Gaming in 2017

Earlier this year, we took a look at the state of America’s internet connectivity and speeds, premium television, and TV Everywhere to measure progress in our communications and entertainment marketplaces.  This week, in the latest status check of our series, we examine the state of online gaming and its steady surge in popularity in U.S. […]

The Near Future is Just Around the Corner

Business in Washington often revolves around the here and now. We focus on the daily news cycle, this week’s hearings, next month’s regulatory proceedings or the ongoing variety of public events dissecting policy minutiae. While all of this is essential, at NCTA we also know how important it is to step out of this mold […]

Doing Our Part to Achieve Gender Parity in the Workplace

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange, which calls for a more gender-inclusive world in the workplace and beyond. And that’s exactly what the internet and television world has been working towards and continues to prioritize. Maria Brennan, President & CEO of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), gave us the lowdown on […]

What Cisco’s VNI Says About Connectivity in the Year 2021

The latest data from the 11th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2016 to 2021) came out this month, and it’s safe to say that the projections all point to a surge in the Internet of Things, connectivity enhancements and internet speed improvements. As people around the world continue to […]

Hollywood Creative Forum Springboards Diverse Talent into the Business

The Hollywood Creative Forum (HCF) is just around the corner, and veterans of the film and television industry are getting ready to descend on Beverly Hills on February 21-22. Hosted by the Walter Kaitz Foundation, the two-day packed event full of luncheons, panels, meet-and-greets and one-on-ones is dedicated to fostering diversity and business intelligence within […]

The State of TV Everywhere in America in 2017

Over the last few weeks, we’ve done status checks on America’s internet connectivity and speeds and on premium television. This week, we’re doing an assessment of TV Everywhere and TV apps. The rise of connected-devices and improved broadband access over the past several years has paved the way for a whole new way of watching […]

Safer Internet Day and Why It Matters

Next week on February 7, NCTA – The Internet and Television Association will add its support to the worldwide celebration of Safer Internet Day 2017 – “Be the Change: Unite for a Better Internet”. Now taking place in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day is an annual, globally coordinated event promoting the efforts of internet users […]

Do Robots Hint at the Future of the Internet of Things?

Robots might always seem to be a concept that’s way off in the future, or conveyed to us as thrilling ideas we see in the big blockbuster movies, but in 2017, many already exist in our smart homes. Amazon’s ALEXA, and Google Home, which are essentially voice-operated assistants, are early forms of robots, awaiting commands […]

Turner Takes on eSports in a Big Way

Packed stadiums. Thrilling matches. World-class players. Chanting spectators. No, this isn’t the World Cup or the Olympics. We are talking about eSports, or in other words, professional competitive video gaming, and it’s been catching CES attendees and the mainstream media by storm here in Las Vegas this week. But first, an introduction for the newbies. […]