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Public Policy

Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement Expands its Reach

March 4, 2014

In a hyper competitive Pay TV marketplace, cable, DBS and telco TV providers all know that they have to continually innovate in order to compete for a spot in today’s connected home. They also know that a big part of that innovation has to come in the form of creating a more energy efficient set-top…

Industry News

This is How the Internet Illustrates the Future

@johnsolit

March 1, 2014

The Internet is the ultimate tool for the triumph of the individual. It allows each of us to stake a claim to a piece of limitless space. It allows our voices to be heard amidst an ever-expanding world of technologies that seek to reduce us to a statistic, a demographic within a consumer market. It…

Industry News

February Was For the Nerds

@juliannetwin

February 27, 2014

Welcome to the February edition of highlights in cable entertainment and programming news. Here you will find insider information on TV ratings, show renewals, new networks and shows, unique programmer news, show-runner updates and more! Also, for previews of new cable seasons and sneak peeks for shows, don’t forget to check out NCTA’s TV Trailer Page. History…

Broadband & Internet

I'm Jealous of Europe's Cheese, Not its Broadband

@johnsolit

February 27, 2014

There’s something about traveling to Europe that makes an American like me wildly envious. Why can’t we have wine like theirs or pastries like theirs or take three-hour siestas like they do? Some even ask why we can’t have broadband like theirs. But when you compare broadband speed, investment, and ability in America and Europe,…

The Cable Show

The Cable Show 2014 to Host 48-Hour Student Film Competition

@johnsolit

February 25, 2014

In 2008 it was the Battle of the Bands. In 2012, a world class Hack-a-Thon.  This year…? The Cable Show has a way of surprising even the most veteran cable insider with special events that can’t be seen anywhere else. And true to form, The Cable Show 2014 is partnering with ShortsHD – The Short…

Cable Programming

Are Americans Addicted To TV?

@johnsolit

February 21, 2014

In 2011, American households watched an average of eight and a half hours of television every day. That’s more TV than any other nation tracked by the OECD. And we didn’t sneak into the lead with a few extra tenths of a point – we watch nearly double the TV consumed by second-place Hungary. So…

Cable Programming

The Olympics of Television

@juliannetwin

February 20, 2014

Americans didn’t  just watch the Sochi Olympics on TV – they consumed it across all devices. As NBCUniversal research president Alan Wurtzel put it, “I think what you’re seeing are people who are watching it on digital and consuming it there, but they are circling back to television and TV leads us back to digital,…