With INTX 2016 now in the books, we can sit back and reflect on some of the exiting, surprising, even profound moments that took place this year in Boston. To help put it all in perspective, we’ve pulled our five favorite moments from the show. These are the snapshots that best embody both the spirit of […]
As NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell noted in his opening remarks to #INTX2016, every screen is now a television. That’s a double-edged sword. As more opportunities exist to consume video everywhere, the concept of traditional broadcasting is in upheaval. Entertainment programming has started to respond to this disruption rather successfully with shows like “Fargo” […]
This graphic from Intel gives an idea of the stunning amount of information, web pages, movies, and music the Internet handles every minute of every day.
The FCC today released their annual “Measuring Broadband America” report which tests consumer broadband performance in the U.S. The report’s findings underscore that the U.S. enjoys a healthy, growing, and competitive broadband marketplace. The good news from a cable perspective is that providers are delivering speeds that consistently meet or exceed advertised numbers. That isn’t […]
The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night and continuing their pattern of resounding success at the Golden Globes and the Emmy’s, cable shows took over half of the TV awards given. Notably, HBO had a strong performance with Julianne Moore winning for “Game Change” and “Game of Thrones” winning best performance […]
On Saturday, NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell was on C-SPAN’s The Communicators discussing sports broadcasting, political ads, and how social media might impact the future of TV.
For the national political conventions this year, cable was heavily involved with the telecommunications systems. Cable operators provided critical infrastructure for convention-goers to communicate with each other, and for political parties to communicate with the world. In Tampa, Bright House Networks – the nation’s tenth largest multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) – was the official […]
Next week in New York City is cable’s Diversity Week, an annual event where the cable industry comes together to highlight and honor the importance of diversity. It is a busy week, filled with activities sponsored by cable’s diversity organizations: Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and the […]
Yesterday the World Wide Web Foundation, headed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee (a/k/a inventor of the World Wide Web), released a new Web Index which ranks the United States as #2 in the world in its progress and use of the Web, just behind Sweden. The strong ranking of the U.S. in this index is an […]
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is no game in today’s middle and high schools. As stated in a recent U.S. News article, “For the United States to remain the global innovation leader, we must make the most of all of the potential STEM talent this country has to offer.” However, according to an […]