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The Cable Show

Imagine Film Challenge, Interactive Launch Competition Boost Excitement for #Cable2014

@juliannetwin

April 3, 2014

In just under four weeks, the cable industry will take over downtown Los Angeles. As news rolls in, we’re learning more about what to expect from The Cable Show 2014. Imagine Park, the bustling centerpiece of the show, will showcase a bigger and better event space, taking over almost 10,000 square feet in the center…

Industry News

It Was a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad March

@juliannetwin

April 1, 2014

With some of the networks already having their 2014 upfront presentations, March was full of new network products and loads of new series to look forward to. Here, we highlight the cable entertainment and programming news of the past month that includes anything from insider information on TV ratings to show-runner updates. Also, for previews…

Public Policy

Now Is the Time for Congress to Eliminate the Integration Ban

March 31, 2014

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is holding a hearing tomorrow on legislation to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, commonly referred to as STELA. Sitting on the panel of witnesses will be NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell. We expect the hearing to highlight several important issues, but one in…

Technology & Devices

Is Better Wi-Fi Coming? FCC Expected to Take Steps on Monday

@johnsolit

March 28, 2014

On Monday, the FCC will act on a proposal to free up 100 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz frequency band for outdoor unlicensed broadband uses such as Wi-Fi. If adopted, the Commission’s action will mark a critical milestone in our continuing efforts to alleviate Wi-Fi congestion and to satisfy growing demand among businesses…

Broadband & Internet

The Curve of Innovation at 505 Mbps

@johnsolit

March 27, 2014

Moore’s Law is the observation that the number of transistors capable of being built on an integrated circuit doubles every eighteen months. The law, first discussed in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, has proven able to consistently predict the pace of 20th and 21st century technological progress. Today, roughly every 18 months computers double…

Industry News

State of Cable: The Building Blocks of Innovation

@chairmanpowell

March 25, 2014

Originally posted on LinkedIn pulse as part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers analyze the state and future of their industry. Read the original post here.  Finding an enlightening word or simple phrase that easily identifies the state of my industry is practically impossible. That’s because it is more dynamic than it has ever…

Industry News

March Madness Everywhere

@juliannetwin

March 20, 2014

It’s times like these when having our extra-large flatscreen TVs, multiple connected-devices, high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi, and wide variety of cable channels is that much sweeter. Why?  Because March Madness is here – brackets are in, bets have been made, back-to-back games have been scheduled and now we get to soak in over two weeks…