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Trimming the Set-Top Box Energy Appetite

December 23, 2013

Set-top boxes and cable TV service have been synonymous for decades.  After all, set-top boxes are the powerful devices that descramble TV signals, record favorite shows, play on demand movies and run interactive guides that help us discover new programs. Video offerings can be accessed via devices supplied by others like TiVo, Roku and Amazon,…

Energy EfficiencyTechnology & Devices

Keep Cool and Watch TV


June 28, 2013

This week’s #BroadData reveals that over the last seven years, cable box energy usage has dropped dramatically. It’s now one of the most energy efficient entertainment devices in your home. And for anyone who saw Comcast CEO Brian Roberts during The Cable Show a few weeks ago, the cable box is on its way to…

Energy EfficiencyTechnology & Devices

The Greenest Cable Box Ever Made


May 29, 2013

Cable knows it has to continually innovate in order to compete for a spot in today’s connected home. Cable also knows a big part of that innovation has to come in the form of creating a more energy efficient set-top box. Since 2002, the tech that runs cable TV and broadband in our homes not…

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…

Energy EfficiencyPublic Policy

Happy Earth Day 2013!


April 22, 2013

On this, the 43rd annual Earth Day, we wanted to celebrate by sharing some of the programs and initiatives the cable industry is taking part in to ensure a healthy, bright future for our planet. As an industry that provides services and equipment which are being powered for several hours every day in the home,…

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…

Saving Energy for Consumers

December 6, 2012

In participating in a major new Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement, NCTA member companies today re-affirmed the industry’s strong commitment to continued improvement in the energy efficiency of the set-top boxes we provide to our customers. Signatories of the agreement include several NCTA member companies: cable operators Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision, Bright…