Decades and decades ago, TV viewers began to treat commercial breaks not as extraordinary opportunities to increase their brand loyalty as was their duty, but as opportunities for unauthorized activities that took them out of earshot of their TVs, such as fetching bowls of crab meat & Jell-o salad.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski formally put the communications industry on notice that network neutrality regulations of some sort are going to be adopted. Various interests began jockeying for position immediately, ranging from the cable industry’s admonitory caution for a deliberately measured policy to the unequivocal opposition from free-market absolutists.
Light and deft, and technology is represented by a human who actually had something to do with the technology. This is something we should see more of.
Ever since the D.C. Court of Appeals killed the notion of ownership caps, people have been speculating about cash-rich Comcast buying another cable company. Some are openly agitating for it, in fact. That, in turn, is giving rise to speculation of counter-maneuvers by rivals.
You’ve contributed to rebuilding projects in New Orleans. You’ve helped bring broadband to schools. You’ve extended broadband to rural areas desperate for a means to grow.
Two of CableLabs’ most recent mega-projects – DOCSIS 3.0 and tru2way – are well into the implementation stage. Dick Green, who directed the operation for almost as long as it’s existed, has passed the torch to Paul Liao. Now what?
Imagine chucking your remote and just waving at your TV to get what you want. A technology that will enable that and much, much more – some of it a little creepy – prevailed as the innovation most likely to become a successful commercial product at the Innovation Showcase at CableLabs’ annual Summer Conference.
A new study on the weakness of brand loyalty among American consumers is worth the cable industry’s attention. Its conclusion is that targeted advertising can pay off in spades for national brands.
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It looks like Wall Street is going to encourage more of a type of deal between Web sites and ISPs that is arguably anti-competitive and anti-consumer. A deal between Disney/ESPN and Comcast last week elicited the objections of the American Cable Association. Now a prominent analyst with Pali Research has come out in favor of the ESPN maneuver, drawing the ACA’s ire.
In the last year or so, the cable industry has started talking about anytime/anywhere communications. Cable either has a blind spot when it comes to the subject, or maybe it’s just drawing attention away from a weak spot.
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