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Technology & Devices

Today's Cable Companies are Becoming Tomorrow's Tech Firms

@johnsolit

August 8, 2013

On Monday, Cox Communications launched a brand-new video companion app for iPad and iPhone called Contour. Debuted as a “Personal Video Experience,” Contour aggregates live TV, on-demand programming, and DVR recordings in a single program. It also features an advanced recommendation engine built by ThinkAnalytics that provides customized TV and movie picks for up to…

Energy EfficiencyIndustry News

Taking Important Strides in Implementing Energy Efficiency Agreement

May 22, 2013

The Steering Committee for the unprecedented Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that NCTA and CEA announced last December convened its second meeting in Denver last Friday to continue implementation of the significant commitments that will lead to annual energy savings of $1.5 billion for American consumers.  All of the Agreement Signatory companies participated in the…

Broadband AdoptionIndustry News

Cox and Connect2Compete Closing the Digital Divide

@johnsolit

April 24, 2013

Broadband has become a critical resource for getting an education at almost any level, finding a job, starting a business and many other societally important activities. Ninety percent of higher-income families have the advantage of having broadband in the home and they use it daily as a resource for information, education, and entertainment. But according…

The Cable Show

Vanguard Award Winners Announced!

@johnsolit

April 18, 2013

Yesterday, winners of the 2013 Vanguard Awards – the cable industry’s most prestigious honors — were announced.   Originated in 1965, the Vanguard Awards honor the “best of the best” in the cable industry and the previous winners are literally a “who’s who” of the entrepreneurs, pioneers, innovators and creative minds that made cable what it…

Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement Update

February 25, 2013

By Neal Goldberg, NCTA and Doug Johnson, CEA The unprecedented, voluntary Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that NCTA and CEA announced last December was just the first step in the multichannel video industry’s effort to implement significant commitments that will lead to annual savings of $1.5 billion for American consumers. One outcome of the agreement…

The Cable Show

Cable Industry Leaders on The Communicators

June 11, 2012

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…

The Cable Show

Michael Powell and FCC Chairman Genachowski Talk on Day Two

June 15, 2011

As Day Two spun up at The Cable Show 2011, NCTA’s new President and CEO Michael Powell sat down to chat with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.  The two talked about a wide range of topics including outdated telecom laws that no longer reflect a converged media world. Genachowski said he saw the need for a broader…