After missing the deadline on Tuesday, there isn’t going to be a new one for the five cable operators who signed a memorandum of understanding with some of the leading consumer electronics companies.
Yesterday’s announcement that Time Warner and Comcast were consummating their relationship for TV Everywhere probably wasn’t much of a surprise given that Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes has been talking up the concept for most of this year.
There always seems to be a major engineering project looming on the horizon for cable operators. Two years ago it was the separable security mandate from the Federal Communications Commission; more recently it was the digital transition.
Roberts, who is also CableLabs’ board chairman, said that Liao, who is wrapping up a few final projects at Panasonic, brings a blend of intellectual, technological and real-world experience to his new position as CableLabs’ second president and CEO.
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